At this time of year, you may be thinking about finding the "perfect" gifts for various family members. You can find any number of thoughtful presents, but if you'd like to give something that can have an impact long after the holiday season is over, consider making a financial gift.
You could, of course, just write a check. But you may be able to do more for your intended recipients by finding a more creative gift. Here are a few possibilities:
December 27, 2008|
By Joe Stier
Scrooge is back in the Alliance's annual holiday gift to Atlanta. Now in its 19th year, A Christmas Carol has become a holiday tradition for generations of families throughout the Southeast. Atlanta's own Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, again directs this lavish musical complete with holiday music and jaw-dropping special effects. Chris Kayser returns for a 16th season in his portrayal of Scrooge, setting a not-to-be-missed standard of excellence.
C.R. Bard Inc. donated a $4,000 grant to DeKalb Technical college Business Office Technology program at the Covington Campus for curriculum upgrades.
Liz Allgood, a 1998 graduate of the Business Office Technology diploma program at DeKalb Tech, knew that her employer C. R. Bard Inc. through their foundation supported higher education and highly skilled employees.
Gertrude Wood, 84, of Covington, died Dec. 14. A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Wood was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church. She is survived by sister Mary Sue Ryer of Conyers and brother James Gordon of Commerce, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 17, at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens with Rev. Danny Evans officiating. No visitation is scheduled.
Jeanne M. Smith, 84, of Covington passed away on Dec. 13 of complications from heart surgery. The youngest child and only daughter of Mae and Ward Robertson, she was born in 1924 in Batavia, Ill. Mrs. Smith had three brothers Gerald, Wallace and Richard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hampton Smith (1920 - 1969) and her daughter Melinda Eudy (1952 - 1994).
She attended the University of Illinois and received her bachelor's and master's degrees in English. She married Hampton Smith in 1951 in Illinois. They lived in many parts of the country as Hampton pursued a ...
We are living in a time when we all have doubts and fears - about our jobs, our world, our future. We are living in a recession. We are struggling. We are worried. But, the Spirit of Christmas is alive and well, and it's up to all of us to find ways to nurture that spirit and enjoy the season without getting caught up in a spending frenzy. Christmas has always been about giving and generosity, but our culture of materialism and consumerism can cause stress and anxiety, as well as empty wallets. By getting creative with our giving, we ...
December 27, 2008|
Dr. Bettye Ray
Savannah Leigh Harrison, daughter of Kim and Sam Harrison Jr., celebrated her first birthday Dec. 12. Maternal grandparents are Donna and Benny Tomlin. Paternal grandparents are Charlyne and Sam Harrison Sr., Great grandmother is Geneva Stubbs. Her sister is Sadie.