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Bellringer passes $20,000 mark

POULSBO — Little Garrett Lehmann didn’t have much from doing chores for his parents, but he gave it to Bellringer anyway.

Garrett’s $1.03 plus $45.96 from his four siblings helped push the fund over the $20,000 mark while Karl and Kelly Hadley from Studio City, Calif., issued a challenge for Bill Gates with their $1,000 donation. Will the Bellevue billionaire come through as his father, Bill Sr., is a Kitsap County native? Hopefully and so will a whole host of donors as Bellringer moves toward its $30,000 goal.

By 9 a.m. Thursday, Bellringer had collected $7,426.99, which is another huge step forward.

Mike’s Car Wash in Poulsbo remains in the giving spirit as owner Mike Brooks is once again donating a portion of his proceeds this month to give the fund a boost.

Bellringer, a part of the Raab Foundation, which is administered by the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club, provides one-time assistance of food, help with bills, emergency transportation and Christmas food baskets through North Kitsap Fishline.

Donations to the fund can be dropped off at the Kitsap Bank branch in Poulsbo or the North Kitsap Herald office, 18887 State Route 305, Suite 700. Donations can also be mailed to Bellringer Fund, P.O. Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

The help number for the fund is (360) 697-6087.

Donations through Dec. 15:

• $50 Happy Holidays from Mark, Julianne, Bryan and Alex Haupt

• Carol Bedinger $50

• $200 Merry Christmas from the Veal Family

• $20 In memory of Ray Husby and Asbjorn Svarthumle

from Donna Svarthumle

• Dorothy the Dalmatian $100 In memory of

my buddy, Thor the black Lab

• Jay and Sandi Dahlquist $1,900 In memory of the late,

great Bernie, our best employee

• John and Jacqui Cain $50 In memory of Grandpa John

and Aunt Karlyn

• Betse and D. Bowen King $100

• Anonymous $100

• Beryl Anne and Harry James Family Fund $500

• Pricilla Chapter No. 96 Eastern Star $50

• Douglas and Leann Mong $100 In memory of our fathers, Fritz Brost

and Harold Mong

• Warren G. Harding Masonic No. 260 $100

• Herb and Elda Armstrong $150 In memory of family members

• Ross Cook and family $300

• Bill Austin $250 For Patty Lent

• Chloe and Caitlin $200 In memory of Daddy

• Bernadette McBride $150 In memory of Edna Loveland

• Arne and Lee Stadshaug $25 In loving memory of Ed and Lois Stadshaug

• $50 In memory of Irene Lavorato

• President Council of Martha and Mary $25

• Mildred Lindvig $100 In memory of Maurice

• Olympic Vintage Auto Club $100

• Lydel Construction $250

• Karl and Kelly Hadley $1,000

• Mary Beth and Keith Johnson $100 In memory of our parents

• Bill and Jean Locke $100 In memory of loved ones

• Mick and Patti Sheldon $50 Merry Christmas

• Cora Caldart $75 In memory of Clyde and our parents

• Scott and Georgene Corey $250

• Anonymous $40

• Mike and Kim Perigard $100 In memory of Martin Schechert and

Robert McDermott

• Anonymous In memory of Joe, Edith, Ada and old-time Poulsbo

• Tom and Judy Driscoll $50 In memory of Grace and Elmer Schmidt

and Becky and Bobbe Driscoll

• Anonymous $100

• The Saturday Pinochle Club $150

• Jack and Mildred Roof $250 Merry Christmas to our grandchildren —

Jason, Jennifer, Emilee and Marshall

• Harriet $20 In memory of Inga Berge

• Roger and Marcia Serwold $100 In memory of Olaf and Helen Serwold

• Garrett Lehmann $1.03

• Rachel Lehmann $4.04

• Collin Lehmann $6.92

• Delaney Lehmann $15

• Hunter Lehmann $20

Today’s total $7,426.99

Running total: $20,652.99, $9,347.01 short of $30,000 goal.

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