MILAN -- The Milan Santa Fund raised $9,485 during its 73rd holiday fundraising campaign.
The fund, sponsored by the Milan Woman's Club, provided basic clothing, hats, gloves, shoes and blankets to 71 children. The Milan Lions Club provided holiday dinner food baskets to the families and seniors.
The 73rd Milan Santa Fund helped 31 families and 23 seniors.
A final list of contributors include: Blackhawk Fire Department Benevolent Fund, $250 Edward Sims Jr., and Pamala Sims, $500 Ace Upholstery, $25 Blackhawk Temple 254 Pythian Sisters, $100 Milan Lodge 477 Knights of Pythians, $100 Glen and Marbro Osborn, $15 Ferrari Ins. Agency, Milan, $25 Edward Voorhees, $25 Juanita McRoberts, $10 In memory of George DeJonghe, from family, $50 M. Lucille Weed, $25 In memory of Jim and Jimmie, by Fay Luce, $25 Jerry and Phyllis Wilson, $25 Bernice Schroeder, $25 Robert and Shirley Bonnett, $50 Collinson Stone Co., $50 Dr. Karla Buckrop, D.C., $25 Hughes Tire and Battery Co., $50 Joann and Frank DePaepe, $50 In loving memory of Diana Nesseler, from Donna Mom, $50 Black Hawk State Bank, $500 Raymond Webster, $25 McDonalds, Milan, $200 In memory of Greg and Weg Townley, by Wilma Townley, $50 Blackhawk Fire Auxilary, $250 Milan Optimist Club, $200 Wes and Carol Greenwood, in memory of Brenda, $25 Fraternal Order of Police Milan Lodge 219, $100 In memory of Ernie Marando, $20 In memory of Karen Strayer, Grace and Beans Strayer, by Jim and Jeff Strayer, $50 In memory of Joe McKinley, from his family, $20 Midwest Corvettes,$150 Raymond and Harriet Young, $25 In loving memory of Robert Locklin, $20 In memory of my husband, Jackie Merrit, by Anna Merrit, $25 Knights of Columbus St. Ambrose Council 12576, $150 Shirley Glancy, $50 American Legion Aux. 569, $50 John and Cheryl Koutsky, $25 A.D. Huesing, $50 Chad and Laura Hoover, $10 Tara and John Houk, $10 Sean and Stefany Hoover, $10 Kimberly Hoover, $10 Brian and Valerie Hoover, $10 Friends of Big Island Ladies Club, $50 Brandt Construction Co, $100 Scamper In, Inc., $25 Chicago Tube and Iron, $265
Today is Saturday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2013. There are 24 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Some excitement was created in our corn market today by two new buyers who ran the price up to 62 cents per bushel. 1888 -- 125 years ago: H.C. Connelly sold the Johnson property at the corner of 2nd Ave. and 15th St. to A.C. Schafer for $1,800. 1913 -- 100 years ago: O.W. Billings and George P. Herzog have opened a new ready-to-wear shop at 1611-13 2nd Ave. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Farmers in this section of Illinois are preparing to seal part of their 1938 corn crop and receive government loans on it up to 57 cents per bushel, depending on the quality and storage conditions. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Dohrn Transfer Co. is displaying its new general headquarters for its nine-state operations at 4016 9th St., Rock Island, today to its employees and tomorrow to its customers. 1988 -- 25 years ago: In 30 minutes under a Tuesday afternoon sun at the Kmart store in Moline, millionaire columnist Percy Ross raised $1,400 for the Salvation Army.