Chimes’ telethon goal almost $36,000 away

Chimes’ telethon goal almost $36,000 away
By CHRIS MENEES
Staff Reporter
Chimes for Charity is inching toward this year’s $50,000 goal.
A total of $8,369 in donations and pledges was collected during Tuesday night’s edition of the Chimes telethon — bringing the total raised so far to $14,102.
Chimes still needs $35,898 in order to reach this year’s goal.
This week’s Chimes telethon is a major fund raiser for the program, which provides food, clothing and toys to less fortunate families around Obion County at Christmas. The program Tuesday night featured entertainment by First Friends Preschool, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Calvary Baptist Church’s Singing Hands group.
The telethon will continue from 6-7:30 nightly through Thursday at Second Baptist Church, located at 831 Everett Blvd. in Union City.
During this week’s four-night telethon, guests may enjoy the entertainment live each evening as audience members at the church or they may choose to enjoy broadcasts which air on AM radio station WENK-1240 and local television station WOBT. Local school, preschool and church groups provide entertainment, with listeners and viewers asked to phone in pledges as they enjoy the family entertainment.
Contributions should be mailed to Chimes for Charity, P.O. Box 661, Union City, TN 38281.
Chimes for Charity is sponsored by the Union City Jaycees and J’Cettes and is supported by contributions from individuals, businesses, churches, schools and organizations in the community. The program is in its 77th year of providing food, clothing and toys to those in need.
The entertainment
The telethon is being emceed by local radio personality Jim Adcock, who served as 1977 Jaycees president, according to a Chimes schedule.
Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by Second Baptist Church’s preschool choir from 6-6:30 p.m., the host church’s K-5 choir from 6:30-7 and the host church’s 6-8 choir from 7-7:30. Second Baptist Church pastor Rev. Eddie Mallonee will lead in prayer to open the program and Adcock’s guests for the evening will include 2011 Chimes co-chairmen Don Parks and Emily Hall and 1982 Jaycees president Larry Storie.
The final night of the program Thursday will feature entertainment by Kare Bear Preschool from 6-6:30 p.m., Union City Elementary School’s Chorus Kids from 6:30-7 and the school’s Voices of UCES from 7-7:30. Adcock will be joined by Obion County Director of Schools David Huss, 1971 Jaycees president Johnny Bruff and 1968 Jaycees president Bob Stephens. The program will be opened in prayer by the Rev. Stan Waldon, pastor of Union City First United Methodist Church.
For more information, call the Chimes office at 885-2098 or send an email to chimesforcharity@yahoo.com.
Published in The Messenger 12.7.11

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