Total: $620

Goal: $15,000

The Herald-Standard’s Give-A-Christmas campaign that benefits the Salvation Army is off to a good start as donations begin arriving to make a total of $620.

“That’s so wonderful!’’ said Sparkle, the Christmas star, who serves as campaign mascot. “We’re very happy to raise funds for the Salvation Army that is helping people in our local communities. Your donations will be used to help your neighbors.’’

The latest donations include: Central Christian Church, Uniontown; Nick Mihalko, in memory of Andy Mihalko, Brownsville; Michael Gabeletto family, “in memory of our deceased loved ones from the Gabeletto, Tajc, Tomko and Zavatchan families and in honor of baby Dylan Lee Johnston, Nemacolin; Beverly and Herbert Lohr, “in honor of our 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren,’’ McClellandtown; Charles Knupsky Jr., in memory of my mother, Helen Knupsky, Grindstone; Nora Boyd-Doyle, in memory of William H. Martin, Jerry Doyle, Lillian-Lynnie, Bob-Barbara Fudella, Connellsville.

“Thanks to all of you who are helping us get the 2019 campaign off the ground,’’ said Sparkle.

Donations will be accepted until noon Dec. 20. The grand total will be announced in the Christmas Eve edition of the Herald-Standard.

Donors can mail contributions to Give-A-Christmas, c/o Herald-Standard, 8 E. Church St., Uniontown, PA 15401 or bring them to the Herald-Standard office in Uniontown from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Red Sparkle cups will be placed in stores that sell the Herald-Standard.

Herald-Standard employees will also be ringing bells for the campaign from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at Uniontown Walmart.

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