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Bellringer exceeds $35,000 goal

A last-minute flurry of donations put Bellringer up and over its ambitious goal of raising $35,000 to help the community’s less fortunate.

Overall, donations totaled $37,156.50 in the six-week campaign. The money raised has already benefitted those for whom it was intended, according to John Macdonald, one of the many volunteers who works to pull off this fete every year.

This year’s efforts came to fruition on Dec. 21, when 30 members of the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club purchased goods to fill 105 food baskets at the Poulsbo Albertsons, Central Market and the Poulsbo Red Apple, Macdonald said.

The food baskets were distributed before Christmas.

North Kitsap Fishline in Poulsbo and the ShareNet food bank in Kingston provided lists of families in need.

The following people donated this week:

Bud and Lois, $100;

The Groh family, $50;

Jerry and Sharon Reitan, in loving memory of Joel Thomas, $50;

Roy and Colleen Swanson, in memory of our loved ones, $50;

Dr. Neil and Margaret Torvil, $150;

The Weather Center, $40;

Don and Janice Peterson, $200;

Joyce and Russell Forhan, $100;

DE and JR, Merry Christmas, $25;

Donna Svarthumle, in memory of Frannie Witherspoon, $10;

Marilyn and Bill Karr, in memory of our son Steven, $50;

Miles and Elise Haupt, in honor of the pretty ladies of Virginia Point, $50;

John and Jaqueline Cain, in memory of John and Mickey Cain, and Karlyn Elfstrom, $50;

Jocelyn Horder, $500;

Stephen and Kristi Growden, in loving memory of Elaine Turner, $100;

Debra Keefer and Pianissimo Piano Studio, make joyful noise, $50;

Past president NW Arlington Lions Club, Arlington, Va., $200;

Janet Standard, in memory of my husband Stan, my mom Jenny Olson and grandson Rhyan, $50;

Walter Lawhorn, on behalf of Michelle and the Poulsbo Compounding Pharmacy Staff, $250;

Stephen and Laura Krol, $250;

Annika Krol, $15;

Olivia Krol, $15;

Mel and Gloria Schmuck, $100;

Scott and Travis Endresen, Merry Christmas to our family, $100;

Chuck and Sue Weaver, $100;

Anonymous, $30;

Anonymous, $100;

Chuck and Florence Gubsch, $50;

Matthew Thinegan, $50;

Scott and Jennifer Ekin, $30;

Don and Bonnie Stevens, $30;

Patricia Peak, $100;

Lorene Klamke, sharing a windfall, $100;

Earl and Nancy Hooper, $25;

William and Virginia Whitely, $100;

Amber Karr and Robert Fisse, in memory of our beloved parents, $100;

Robert and Patricia Anderson, $50;

Anonymous, $75;

Roger and Marcia Serwold, in memory of Ole, Helen and Joann Serwold, $100;

W.R. and Katherine Hughes, $50;

Lockheed Martin Employees Foundation, $250;

Anonymous, $1,000;

Poulsbo Lions Club Evening Pride, $500;

Darryl and Patricia Milton, $250;

In appreciation of Bob and Willy Stuhlmiller, $250.

This week’s total: $4,895

Overall total: $37,156.50

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