Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan on December 8, 1992 · Page 31
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Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan · Page 31

Battle Creek, Michigan
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Tuesday, December 8, 1992
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NEIGHBORS Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1992 Battle Creek Enquirer 11C Fountains share fortune Lakeview Square gives coins to United Way For the Enquirer TOP BRASS: Former Battle Creek resident Maj. General Fred Gorden, left, with Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Local couple visit son named to Pentagon post Roosevelt and Vera Williams of Battle Creek recently visited their son, Maj. Gen. Fred Gorden, who is assigned to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Gorden left his assignment as commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1990 to become commanding general of the Army's 25th Infantry Division (Light) in Hawaii. Last March, he was reassigned to the Pentagon as the Venison to ease hunger Groups give meat to Salvation Army The local Salvation Army got a boost in its efforts to feed the needy last week, thanks to the generosity of the Michigan Trappers Association and Michigan United Conservation Clubs' "Sportsmen for Hunger" program. George Cullers presented nearly 200 pounds of venison to Lt. Jason Pallom, associate officer of the local Salvation Army Citadel. The venison, ground and divided into one-pound packages, will be used in the Salvation Army's daily soup kitchen, Pallom said. He said the meat is especially appreciated this year because of the increase in meals served at the soup kitchen. Cullers, who is active in both the Michigan Trappers Association and Michigan United Conservation Clubs, said Department of Natural Resources officers Ann Smith and -Tim -Nickson donated- - o o ii o o I o Army's assistant deputy chief of staff for personnel. A 1957 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, Gorden received Post Cereals' first scholarship to the former Battle Creek Community College, now Kellogg Community College. Gorden is the subject of a chapter in Children of the Dream, a book by Adray Edwards and Dr. Craig K. Polite and recently published by Doubleday. V I 1 Steve SmithEnquirer GIFT APPRECIATED: George Cullers, right, presents package of venison to Lt. Jason Pallom of the local Salvation Army. two deers that poachers had killed in the Hastings area. The poachers face prosecution, Cullers said. A third deer, killed by a vehicle, was donated by Cullers' niece, Julie Gulch of Hastings. K&M Meats of Morgan near Nashville processed the meat for free, Cullers said. In addition to donating meat to the Salvation Army, the groups also -contributed -meat- to Love - Coins in a fountain turned out to be a hefty donation recently for the United Way of Greater Battle Creek. The management of Lakeview Square, as part of its support of this year's United Way fund drive, decided to wade into their fountains and contribute the coins thrown there to the fund drive. Seven buckets filled with pennies and a few nickels and dimes were turned over to the United Way last week. Volunteers are sifting through the cache to clean and sort it before depositing it into the bank. "It's difficult to pass a fountain and not feel the urge to pitch a penny or two into the water," said Cathy Baker, information supervisor of Lakeview Square and a United Way volunteer. "And those efforts certainly make cents.' " "Even pennies add up," said Leslie McCarley, vice president of the United Way of Greater Battle Creek. "It reminds me of all of the pennies children collected to help pay for the Statue of Liberty; on a larger scale, of course. Nevertheless, the United Way is grateful for the contribution which will go into United Way-supported programs which, ironically, help children." Although the official campaign ended last month, United Way Inc. in Hastings, a social service agency that helps the needy. "We're happy to share some of our meat with some of the less fortunate people in the state of Michigan," Cullers said. He said the "Sportsmen for Hunger" program, now in its third year, has a goal of donating 50,000 pounds of meat to the needy throughout Michigan this jyear. ' Steve SmithEnquirer PLEMTY OF PENNIES: Displaying coins from Lakeview Square fountains, from left, are 1993 United Way campaign Chairman Josita Lundy of Kellogg Co., Volunteer Bureau Director Carolyn Harvey, and Cathy Baker of Lakeview Square. still welcomes donations to help it meet this year's .goal of $2.89 million. For more information, call Still time to adopt family through Salvation Army The Salvation Army is continuing to help area residents select families to adopt for Christmas. Interested persons can contact Mary Gothard, Salvation Army Clearing Bureau director, at 963-3640 or stop by 172 W. Michigan Ave. to adopt a family. The Salvation Army also still is accepting applications for Christmas assistance. Applications are taken from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 172 W. Michigan Ave. The Army's Tree of Lights campaign, which started Nov. 13, had collected $36,125 toward its $200,000 goal as of last week. Money raised by the Tree of Lights Campaign not only will furnish more than 2,500 families with Christmas food and gifts, but also help to keep the Salvation Army soup kitchen operating throughout the year. In 1991, more than 40,000 meals were served at the noontime meal site. The Tree of Lights also supports the Salvation Army Social Service Office, which assists with food, utilities and other necessities of life in emergency situations. The $200,000 goal is -higher - 962-9538 or mail donations to United Way of Greater Battle Creek, 182 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017. than last year, reflecting a greater need, said Salvation Army officials. The organization has received decreased allocations from major funding sources such as the Federal Emergency Act and United Way of Greater Battle Creek. Persons may support the Tree of Lights campaign either by placing a cash donation in the familiar red Christmas kettles at sites throughout the community, or by mailing donations to P.O. Box 93, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Lakeview Square mall is the site of an Angel Tree. Persons are welcome to remove an angel from the tree and then purchase gifts for the child indicated on the angel. Gifts are then returned to the tree and the giver receives a tree ornament. The Salvation Army then will distribute the Angel Tree gifts. New toys also may be dropped off at Battle Creek fire stations. Canned goods and other non-perishable food items always are needed by the Salvation Army. They may be taken to the citadel at 118 W. Van Buren St. or Christmas Basket Headquarters at JI72' W. Michigan Ave? 1 -'

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