One night to go — Chimes halfway to $45,000 goal
The Chimes for Charity telethon had another good night Wednesday, but the program is still many dollars away from reaching its goal of $45,000.
Wednesday night’s pledges and donations totaled $7,787.17, bringing the three-night total to $22,162.42.
Chimes for Charity — sponsored by the Union City Jaycees and J’Cettes — depends on contributions from individuals, churches, businesses and organizations in the community to provide food, clothing and toys to less fortunate families around Obion County at Christmas. The annual telethon is a major fund raiser for the program.
The four-night telethon kicked off Monday and will continue through tonight from 6-7:30 at Second Baptist Church on Everett Boulevard in Union City.
It is being aired live on local AM radio station WENK-1240 from 6-7:30 p.m. and is being broadcast on a one-hour tape delay from 7-8:30 p.m. on local television station WOBT (cable channel 10).
Pledges or donations may be made at the telethon by being a part of the audience; telephoned to 885-1240 during the radio and television broadcasts, between 6 and 8:30 p.m.; or mailed to Chimes for Charity, P.O. Box 661, Union City, TN 38281. Organizers are asking that anyone who makes a pledge please honor it as soon as possible.
Tonight’s final program of the telethon will be opened by guest pastor the Rev. Andy Blackwell, pastor of Crosswind Church in Union City, and emceed by Bob Stephens. Guests will include Obion County Mayor Benny McGuire, Northwest Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs chief professional officer Ron Green, Obion County Director of Athletics and Student Activities Robert Powell and Union City Director of Schools Gary Houston.
The entertainment tonight will feature the Obion County Children’s Chorus from 6-6:15 p.m. and Exchange Street Church of Christ from 6:15-6:30, both under the direction of Jeanne Foster; Union City Chorus Kids from 6:30-7, under the direction of Linda Harrelson; and Voices of UCES from 7-7:30, under the direction of Nolin Cloyd.
A DVD of the entire telethon is available for $10 from the J’Cettes, who also have Chimes shirts for sale.
Published in The Messenger 12.06.07
Chimes for Charity, Chimes halfway to goal