The final numbers are in.
Generous givers put the dollars raised in the 2006 Share the Spirit food basket drive over the top of the $19,000 goal.
Early Thursday, Carol Akerman walked into the Progress office and wrote a check for $1,120 because that was the amount short of the goal as the drive wound down and food baskets were beginning to be distributed.
Her gift was multiplied later in the day with contributions from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heidlage, Anthony Joslyn, Randy and Cass Huddleston, Phyllis Hess, ALCOM Inc., Bonnie Hess and the Claremore Student Council, Stephen R. Johnson and an anonymous cash gift.
A full list of contributors will be published in Sunday’s edition.
The total to date is $19,816.55. The number of contributors numbers 182.
The funds raised provide funding to prepare and distribute food baskets for needy individuals and families throughout the city and county. Share the Spirit is a community foundation.