The Herald Good News Fund’s 27th annual drive that will provide turkeys for Christmas to local families in need has collected $10,470 so far.

The year-round fund is affiliated with the Community Foundation of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, created by local community leaders to benefit the Mercer County area.

Because the foundation is tax-exempt, all donations are tax-deductible.

From the donations, turkeys will be provided to local families through the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County and its network of pantries.

For its 2019 food drive, The Good News Fund has set a goal of $15,500 to buy 1,100 turkeys for distribution in the Mercer County area.

People wanting to make a tax-free contribution should make their checks payable to The Good News Fund and mail them to Nancy Ash in care of The Herald, Box 51, Sharon, PA 16146.

Contributions may be dropped off at The Herald office, 52 S. Dock St., in Sharon or at Allied News office in Grove City.

The fund offers readers the option of making a donation in the name of a friend or family member as a holiday gift idea.

These are the latest contributors:

In loving memory of our niece Amanda Mohan, by Janet and Tony Giordano.

Rick and Sheila Craig in memory of our parents, Lawrence and Justine Weaver and Grant and Ethel Craig.

Shirley Jones, Hermitage.

Jim and Nancy Bestwick, Hermitage.

David Beckwith in memory of Donna Beckwith.

Ted and Louise Ferrara.

Gary and Linda Hunter.

Don and Cherie Layshock and family, in memory of Larry Layshock.

Jerry and Donna Filer.

In memory of Dennis Hoovler from Joan B. Walker.

Norma J. Millison, Sharon.

Helen Kulusich, Hermitage.

Gary and Carol Hogue, Sharpsville.

Veronica Rogers and family.

Liisa and Don Onstott, Hartford.

In honor of Monica Rose and Dr. Michelle Thompson, from Mammy and Pappy.

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