It has been said that good things come in small packages. But they come in large packages too, and we have received one of those today.

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The Yarborough Applegate Law Firm has again donated a very generous $10,000 to the Good Cheer Fund, noting how pleased they are to be able to help the people in our community who need it the most.

“We have a strong belief in giving back and helping those in our community who are in need,” said firm co-founder David B. Yarborough Jr. “The Post and Courier’s commitment to raising money for the homeless, the blind, children who are abused and hardworking parents who have fallen on hard times is consistent with our mission of helping good people who are going through bad times. It is our hope that this donation will help bring happiness into the hearts of some of these people and put smiles on their faces.”

This donation will go a long way toward helping Mary and others like her in the Lowcountry.

Mary has been raising three of her grandchildren since her daughter died of cancer a year ago. She is trying hard to keep the family together and her friends and neighbors are very supportive. It is hard for Mary to make ends meet, however, as she is diabetic and has other health problems. She often chooses between food for her grandchildren and paying her own medical bills.

Your donation will help a local agency provide Mary and her family with nutritious food during this holiday season.

Since 1927, contributions to The Post and Courier’s Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry during the holiday season. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are the Association for the Blind, Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, Carolina Youth Development Center, Coastal Catholic Charities and the Lowcountry Food Bank. Every cent of the money goes directly to the agencies, as there are no administrative costs involved.

Send tax-deductible contributions to the Good Cheer Fund, c/o The Post and Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403-4800. Donations also may be made in person or online at

For more information, call 937-4831.


Yarborough Applegate Law Firm 10,000.00

Gabe Mikus 75.00

Jack Mikus 150.00

Dan and Raye Dukes 500.00

Mary Hoyle 10.00

Marilyn Hemmelgarn 100.00

Raymond and Katherine Jones 150.00

Jeannine Deroy 100.00

John and Elaine McVeigh 50.00

Marie Stonehouse 100.00

In honor of Mrs. Lucille MacLennan from Potpourri Garden Club 25.00

In gratitude for our Moultrie Middle School teachers from Bobby and Andrew Boyles 50.00

In honor of our children, daughters-in-law, son-in-law and grandchildren from Boopa and Sallie Pritchard 100.00

Zion United Methodist Women — Dorchester, SC 25.00

In honor of Mary LaBoone (91 yrs) from SMF 25.00

Michael and Peggy Maughon 50.00

Maurice and Gladys Durand 100.00

The McClellanville Civic Club 200.00

Seacoast 100k gift 30.00




Our brother, George Mikus, from Jack and Gabe 500.00

Our daughter Elizabeth Love Dukes 200.00

Marie L. Herres 1,000.00

Dr. Charlton deSaussure 100.00

Al D., Al T., Larry T. and Charlie P. from The Gaming Grannies 100.00

My late husband Jim McDaniel 200.00

Bob, Mom and Auntie from Carroll 125.00

My husband and children Robert M. Bissey, Bryan R. Bissey and Anne Teresa Bissey 200.00

Twitty Meyer who was one of the best teachers in the Porter-Gaud Lower School 50.00

Joe McDevitt 100.00

Ruby and Frampton Moody 200.00

In remembrance of our Greater Charleston USBC Association senior members from Sam McKinney, USAF Retired 200.00

Our son Will Haynes and other loved ones from Dr. and Mrs. W. Walter Haynes 350.00

Our parents, Edward K. and Julia M. Pritchard, and our sister, Posey P. Bensen 500.00

My son, Shawn McGinnis 200.00

L. Richard Cone 100.00

Dot Smith. Love, Paul 20.00

Momma and Daddy and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Bolchoz Sr. 10.00

All my pets and my brother’s pets 10.00

My very special cousin, Danky Miller 10.00

TODAY’S TOTAL $16,035.00


YEAR TO DATE $73,549.89