Bellringer closes in on $30,000 goal

POULSBO — It appears Bellringer could be celebrating a very happy new year as it almost reached its $30,000 goal just after Christmas Day.

By 8 a.m. Monday, Bellringer had collected $3,020, which is an appreciative increase from its pre-holiday lull.

As we made our lists and checked them twice, we found our numbers for Bellringer have been right on, but we owe a couple of people their proper due.

Two anonymous gifts went unrecognized, so in the spirit of the season, here they are. One of the gifts was “from a grateful neighbor” and the other was in memory of Coon, Ruth and Carole.

Mike’s Car Wash in Poulsbo remains in the giving spirit as owner Mike Brooks is once again donating a portion of his proceeds during 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 the 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. 27:

• David and Marilyn Birkeland $75 In memory of Kristal

and Mel Alta

• Judith and Kenneth Fuhrer $75 In loving memory of

Ed Shields

• $50 B.H. In memory of Thor

• $50 The Holt Family Merry Christmas

• $100 In memory of Einar Nordberg Jr. from his crabbing buddy

• Dan and Kalen DeLaney $100

• $100 In honor of Lesley Meade

• Betty and Walt Johnson $200

• Norman and Denise Bailey $200 In memory of our parents

Warren and Anne Bailey and Donald and Esther Ryan

• D. and T. Davis $100 In memory of Marge Schmuck

• Stephen Anderson $25 Local 46 Electricians Retirees

• Jim’s Auto Wrecking $200 Merry Christmas!

• B.F. (Frank) Jennings $100 Merry Christmas.

• Tom and Linda Poole $50 In memory of Steven and

Cherisse Baker

• Anonymous $200 God Jul

• Shirley Tuomi $100 In memory of Pete and Elaine Storseth,

Clayton Storseth and Ernie Tuomi

• $250 Merit Electric, Inc. of Lynnwood

• Bill and Vivi-Ann Parnell $100 In memory of Greta

and Florence

• $50 Merry Christmas from Miles and Elise Haupt

• June and Emil Breiland $50

• John and Kimberly Tilton $100

• Anonymous $50 In memory of Joseph Martin

• Cliff and Doris $50 In memory of loved ones

• Jon and Beth Schneidler $100 In memory of Bill Suddoth

• Bob and Vicki Hawkinson $100

• Earl and Nancy Hooper $20

• $50 For the Bellringer Fund from Mary and Al Carter

• James and Phyllis Coleman $50

• Angeline May $50

• Sam and Nancy Watland $25 In memory of Margie Schmuck

• $100 From Jeannie, Tony and Marilyn

• Carolyn and John Mikkelborg $100 In memory of my sister, Pat Dinger

• Eva Barnes $50 In memory of our daughter, Karolyn Ray Barnes, my

beloved husband Earl Ray Barnes, my parents John, Aurora (Karolina

Larsson) Rova, my sister Lyyli (Rova) Bumcrot, Carol Grandahl (niece) and

my two brothers Arthur, Victor Rova.

Today’s total: $3,020

Running total: $29,840.92,

$159.08 short of $30,000 goal.

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