Basket Fund sign-up set for Monday
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Registration for the William Hall Rodgers Christmas Basket Fund will be held on Monday at the Museum Center.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., individuals may sign up for the food boxes, which will be given out on Dec. 21.

For decades the Basket Fund has provided individuals in the community with food staples to brighten the holidays.

This year some $28,000 is estimated to be needed to fill approximately 1,000 food boxes, according to Todd Duggan, coordinator.

The Basket Fund has no corporate sponsors. The food boxes are funded by the donations from the public. Some $953 has been donated in the last couple of weeks.

The Basket Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity.

Making donations are Odd Fellows Lodge No. 97, $100; N.C. and Betty Cartwright, $100; Donald and Nell Sharp, $100; Sonya Kasper and Cynthia Linden, $50; Roach & Reed CPA, $350; Ladies Auxillary 2598 Veterans of Foreign Affairs, $50; in memory of Hoyle A Watt by Terry and Judy, $3; Glen and Roberta Ramsey, $100; and in memory of Hal and Harold Jernigan, $100.

Donations to the William Hall Rodgers Christmas Basket Fund may be sent to First Tennessee Bank, P.O. Box 4880, Cleveland, TN 37320-4880 or dropped off the donation at First Tennessee Bank on Keith Street.