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Blue Santa marks goals as fundraiser picks up

by Taylor Nye

Hopkins County has been generous with their giving, as the Blue Santa crew mans the Wal-Mart parking lot for adults, kids, businesses and individuals that have been donating throughout November 30 and December 1. At noon on Wednesday, Blue Santa was one third of the way to their goal.

The crew are still open for donations and $5 brisket orders the remainder of Wednesday at Wal-Mart, and will be collecting toys for kids in need at Friday’s Lions Lighted Parade at 7 p.m., and blue barrels across the county remain open.  

Blue Santa would like to graciously thank the following for their contributions:

  • Catacon, Inc.
  • Craig and Chaney Johnson
  • John Heilman
  • Bright Star Portable Sanitation
  • CJ Duffey
  • Daniel Wyatt with Wyatt’s Towing & Recovery
  • Triple Crown Roofing
  • Danita Graves
  • City National Bank
  • Optometrist Carlton O’Neal
  • Brent Johnson
  • Ken’s Heating and Air
  • Sulphur Springs Youth Football
  • Clayton Homes
  • Choice Hospice
  • Saputo
  • Mahoney Oaks Retreat
  • S&S Auto Glass
  • Gloria Mitchell
  • Guaranty Bank & Trust
  • John and Danielle Berry with Down to Earth Services
  • Barbara Bush Primary School 
  • Star Country
  • Bearing General Contractors
  • Rotary Club
  • Lions’ Club
  • Beth & Donnie Wiesenbaker
  • Mattress Heaven
  • Sulphur Springs Livestock
  • Linda Christian
  • Coy & Patsy Johnson
  • Carriage House Manor
  • Temples Trailers
  • S&S Auto Glass
  • Joe & Angela Price
  • Joe & Lisa Hooten
  • Travel Time
  • Boom Fitness
  • Walmart
  • Janet Martin Realty
  • Tierra del Sol
  • Corner Grub
  • McDonalds
  • Dominoes

As well as all the countless volunteers who have provided their time and citizens who have anonymously donated toys or money so far. 

Blue Santa Barrel Locations– toys can be dropped off at any of these locations

  • Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office (lobby)
  • Sulphur Springs Police Department (lobby)
  • Como-Pickton ISD
  • Saltillo ISD
  • Sulphur Bluff ISD
  • North Hopkins ISD
  • Cumby ISD
  • Miller Grove ISD
  • Grocery Supply
  • Burgers & Fries
  • Hopkins House 
  • Atwood’s 
  • Guarantee Bond Bank
  • Fix & Feed
  • City National Bank (downtown)
  • City National Bank (Mockingbird St.)
  • Alliance Bank (downtown)
  • Cash Saver
  • Sulphur Springs Dodge Chrysler Jeep
  • Jay Hodge Chevrolet
  • Cricket
  • One Church
  • Walgreens
  • Dollar General- Main St. Sulphur Springs
  • Dollar General- Como
  • Dollar General- Hwy 154
  • Dollar General- Birthright
  • Paris Junior College 
  • Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab

Photos courtesy/ Blue Santa

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