The Holiday Bureau thanks you


The Holiday Bureau would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generosity this year (2020).

The following businesses provided food for our volunteers during our Christmas toy give out: Big Ed’s Pizza, Outback, Applebee’s, Buddy’s BBQ, Papa John’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway on the Turnpike, and Starbucks on the Turnpike.

The following businesses and organizations collected or purchased toys for us this year: National Fitness members and staff, Kern Methodist Church, Cash Express, St. Theresa Church, Salon 327, Alignment Chiropractic, Bristol Park Apartments, Oak Ridge Police Department, Oak Ridge Fire Department, Little Miss Tennessee Helping Hands (Evelyn Wagner), and the Episcopal School of Knoxville first-grade class for a large U-Haul truck of toys they collected.

Many individuals also donated new and used toys and non-perishable food to us this year, for which we are very thankful.

We would also like to thank Anita Alcorn for dressing 100 Barbie dolls to give to our children this year, and Kara and Shirley of Knoxville for new toys for our children.

Exceptional volunteers: Rally Point Action Team, City of Oak Ridge Recreation Department employees, Home Depot employees, CNS-Y12 Veterans, and Oak Ridge City Police.

Monetary donations were given by: Food City Corp., Faith Lutheran Church, Atkins (Isotek) employees, Atkins (Isotek) Corp., Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Ruth Circle), Kiwanis Club of Oak Ridge, Anderson County Chapter of Knoxville Area Realtors, Fidelity Charitable, Network For Good, Omega Scholarship Golf Challenge, O.R. Area Doll Club in memory of Gladys Holloway, Jeane Krusen, Dee Searcy, Elaine Ambergy, GBU Financial, Raymond James Global Account, Consolidated Nuclear Security, and Vanguard, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and Walmart.

Also monetary donations from Maureen and Hal Hoyt in honor of H.B. Volunteers, Charles and Nancy Coutant, Samuel and Karen Pelchar, Joseph and Thelma McGrory, Judy Van Winkle, Joe and Bobby Arrowood, Martin Bauer, Sheila Morgan, Michael and Debbie Magill, R. and Mary Campbell, Donna Hawley, Brenda Lee, Frances Costner in memory of Robert A. Costner, Thomas Bowers in memory of Jim Bowers, Janet Robertson, Theresa McKendrick in memory of John and Don McKendrick, Debbie and Jim Gibson in honor of Jeanne Dean, William and Margaret Baldauf, anonymous in honor of Eddy Bailiff and in memory of Don Kelsheimer and Buzz Muckenthaler, Marian Varner, Roland and Mitzi Friedrich, Roland and Patricia Shelton, Rebecca Farnham, Sue White in memory of Willard White, Jennifer and Thomas Walker;

D.W. and P.L. Ellison, Alden Inman, Ann Mostoller, Carol Broughton, Chris and Carolyn Lindsey, Charistina and Mark Welch, Dante Pappon, David and Laura Weigle, Dorothy Zackry, Douglas Woodall, Edwena Crowe, Everett and Berretta Thomas, Fred and Sandra Barry, Gregory and Sarah Schaefer, Harold Hartman, Helen Williams, Janellen Wadlington, Jeffery and Linda Gilpen, John and Jean Meersman, John and Robert Dean in memory of Jeanne Dean, John and Sylvia Talmage, Julio Ibeanzo, Kathy Henley, Linda Coutant, Louise Thomas, Martha Ann Odell;

Michael Ryon, Morgan Defenderfer and Millicent Taylor, Nancy and James Anderson, Nancy and Jerome Delene, Nancy Delene, Pam Lane, Philip Nipper, Rebecca Viar, Ronald and Margaret Kesterson, Rose Weaver, Derek and Kyle Keeton in memory of Jeanne Dean, David and Donna Ewing in memory of Jeanne Dean, Victor and Joy Gatto, Warren and Diane Edwards, William Miller, John Thomas, Pat Lay in memory of Michael Lay, Jody Stetler, Jason Cawley, Katherine Robb, William Morgan, Justine Holcombe, Marilyn Giles, Margaret Knox, Randolph Robinette, Donald Latham, Krista Whaley, Tony Gibson, Leslie Shapard, Teresa Johnson, John Sullivan, Wendie Aurin, Alfred Gilman, Laurie Sleflik, Sheron Jones, Edith Johnson, John Storey, Barbara Stansfield, and Jill McNutt.

Ron Langley

The Holiday Bureau