Alberta is a 90-year-old widow who lives alone in the same house she and her husband built many years ago. She really wants to stay in her home, but finds herself making the difficult choice between paying for food or her utility bills.

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Family members have tried to help Alberta but she still finds herself challenged. Your donation to The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund can help a local agency deliver daily meals to Alberta, allowing her to stay in the home that means so much to her.

Contributions to The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission, the Association for the Blind, Coastal Catholic Charities and Carolina Youth Development Center. 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

To be listed in the paper by Christmas Day, contributions must be received in our office by noon on Monday, Dec. 23.

For more information, call 937-4831.


For my family and world peace 50.00

In honor of the Robert Smith and Peter Wright families from Lucie and Garvin Jones 100.00

A Morgan Glass LLC 500.00

In honor of grandsons, Ryan and Jack Hinske by Dick and Peggy Vashina 100.00

Pat and Sam Caldwell 100.00

Skip and Skeet Godow 500.00

William Bladykas 1,000.00

Ashley Services Heating & Air Conditioning 100.00

In honor of Mrs. Frances M. Fields 100.00

In honor of Stacy, of Stacy's Doghouse Grooming 25.00

In honor of Elvita, of Elvita's Day Spa 25.00

In honor of Rita, of Berenice's Salon 25.00

Mike and Linda Scottie 100.00

In honor of the MUSC Office of Research Development 100.00

Ron and Drew Adams 100.00

Dwight and Louise Meyer 100.00

The Lautenschlager Family 100.00

In celebration of my wonderful art students from Laurie Meyer 200.00

In thanksgiving for EVERYONE on ART 5 West from Lockwood's Mom 100.00

Richard and Wynona Crosby 500.00

Beverly Diamond 100.00

Friends and family at Tuxbury Farm 500.00

In honor of Archie Willis at McAlister Smith Funeral Home given by the family of Jervey DuPre Royall 50.00

Dr. David and Julie Ellison 200.00

Michael and Joy Ellen Kauffman 100.00

Charlie and Kathy Clark 100.00

Chris and Rosemary Tountas 200.00

James, Kate, Jimmy, Julia Ann, Caroline and David Kennedy 200.00

The Cabbage Row Six 120.00

In honor of our deployed servicemen and servicewomen 200.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Eliza Mae Booth and Henry Grady Lesesne 100.00

Gale and Steve Kohlhagen 100.00
















Catherine C. Latto and Latto and Associates Inc. 500.00

Jim and Pam Ueberroth 200.00

Michael, Linda and Julia Miller 100.00

Jay and Jane Mallory 100.00


John Hugh Price Sr. 25.00

Lee and Dorothy Rentz 25.00

Retired Bishop David Thompson 25.00

Our very good friend Allen James from Zan and John Deitz 50.00

Major Spencer Guerry 25.00

Our parents, Crick and Bi Butts and Tuck and Harriet Simpson, from Lynn and Mike Butts 100.00

Lyndsey Swicord Thaxton from the employees at Allen and Webb 1,000.00

Adela Holmes Cook and Randall and Adela Stoney 50.00

David Santen 100.00

My heavenly wife, Pamela 50.00

Elizabeth and Malcolm Pate 100.00

Our loved ones 50.00

All the animals who left us this year 75.00

Our parents 200.00

My father, Julian R. Harrison III, and my uncle, John A. Black 100.00

Dr. Kendall O. Fields 100.00

Mrs. Mildred Felkel Shuler 100.00

Jonathan Greer, Jane and John White, Nancy White and Ryan Campbell 500.00

Suzanne Clement, Marsha Moran, Frankie Clement and Paul Lewis Moran, from Susan, Joe, Joseph and Lebby 150.00

Gus, Emily and Henry Molony 50.00

Ashmead and Helen Pringle and Ed and Anne Schachte 100.00

"SNOOT," from her family and all of her friends. We love and miss you 250.00

My husband, Morris Rosen 100.00

Catherine Louise Deets Martina 30.00

Catherine and Horace Deets 50.00

Ryan Cargile from Yancey and Brad 50.00

Our parents, Pat and Jack Jenkins


Steven Brinson from Clint and Sandra Noren 100.00

The best friend I ever had, Joseph F. Ferri 100.00

Joe, Ruby and Harold Newton and Sean Ayers 2,000.00

Our parents, Jake and Pauline Teaster and Wesley Lucas 100.00

Our son and brother, Kevin William Malley 100.00

NellyBelle, from #1 Son 75.00

Steven Brinson, from Audrey and Bill Moody 100.00

Helen and Larry Pisarski and John Marinaccio 100.00

Lyndsey Swicord Thaxton, from Melissa, Jim, Will, Chase, Hayes and Whitt 150.00

John Eric Daniel, from Jim, Melissa, Will, Chase, Hayes and Whitt 150.00

Our son, Derek Alan Huff 200.00

My mother and father, Joseph A. Ricozzi and Kathryn I. Ricozzi from Gary J. Ricozzi 100.00

Hoyt and Hilton Jones 200.00

Olin Henderson 100.00

Roderick and Joan Brogdon 100.00

Our father, A.L. Moser Jr., from Lawrence, Kathy, Becky and Mark 250.00

Dr. John Hawk Jr. and Nancy D. Hawk 100.00

Edna, Linda and Charles Lenox 200.00

Bess and Charles Copeland, Lois and Harry Burnup, Capt. Gary Tillman and Harold Van Egeren 100.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $16,177.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $146,719.87

YEAR TO DATE $162,896.87

LAST YEAR TO DATE $117,606.96