December 14th is this Friday and it is the deadline for making your donation to the annual Mason County E.M.S. fundraiser: “Operation Christmas Greeting”. This paper’s Christmas edition is December 19th and it will contain a Texas size “Community Greeting Card” that has an alphabetical listing of all contributors. Only the total amount of all donations is ever listed.
The Mason County “Greeting” began eleven years ago and the goal each year is to provide funds for needed equipment. With three (3) ambulances to maintain these funds are appreciated by the association. As stated previously, this year’s funds will be applied toward Extrication Equipment, such as different kinds of ‘boards’ – i.e. slide boards. Another item that is needed is a Power Lift to help raise cots into the ambulance.
If you have not yet made your donation, please, fill out a coupon (use the one located in this week’s paper or pick one up at your bank), printing your listing exactly as you wish it to appear on the “Greeting”. Deposit your check - made payable to “Operation Christmas Greeting” marked “Donation-EMS” - with your coupon attached, at any of Mason’s three banks. Address your envelope to: “Operation Christmas Greeting”, your choice bank (First State Bank, Mason National Bank or The Commercial Bank), Mason, TX 76856.
All who reside in or visit this ‘Gem of the Hill Country’ recognize that this is a very special place but a very rural one. Medical help can be many miles away. We want this area to have the best equipment possible in time of need.
Spread your “Merry Christmas” greeting across the miles that this paper travels and donate to a “life-saving” association. We ask for your support. “Thank You!”
“Operation Christmas Greeting”/EMS Donation
i.e. The John Doe Family
Mr. & Mrs. John Doe and Family
The John Doe Restaurant or Store or Bank
Hunters, John Doe Ranch
Church or Club Name
Minimum Donation: $10.00 per listing