Community Holiday Basket Fund seeking donations

Marion Shier

Once again the Community Holiday Basket Fund offers area residents the opportunity to provide for those less fortunate in the community.

Anyone who may know of someone in the community who would benefit from receiving one of the food baskets should contact Becky Weber at 602 Malone Court, Metamora, IL  61548, or call 383-2319 or e-mail her at All names are kept confidential.

Cash donations are especially needed to purchase food items.  

Checks should be made out to the Community Holiday Basket Fund.  These donations may be taken or mailed to Commerce Bank, Englewood Drive, Metamora, IL  61548.

The sorting and distribution of these baskets will occur the week of Nov. 15-20.  Basket pick-up will be 8 and 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Christian Union Church in Metamora.

This year’s committee is Becky Weber and Donna Cross, members of the GFWC Illinois Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman’s Club, and Rev. Mike Danner from the Metamora Mennonite Church.

Donations received for the Community Holiday Basket Fund since March 2010 are: Christ Church $25; Gary and Susan Sullivan $300; Barbara Haywood $30; and Shirley Adams $25; Larry and Marie Mendl $25; Kenneth and Genevieve Willman $25; Melvin and Doris Forney $25; Anonymous $100; Walter and Patricia Schaidle $25; Louis and Joan Turner $25; Michael and Rebecca Weber $100; Karen R. Finney $50; GFWC Illinois Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman’s Club $200; Paul’s Portable Welding $25; Rosemary Mischler $25; St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society $100; Donald J. Grebner family $100; and Myrle and Stelia Coffman $70.