It’s time again for the community to come together to help those in need this Christmas season as the annual Corinth Rotary Club/Daily Corinthian Christmas Basket Fund marks its silver anniversary.

This is the 25th year for the program which joins with the community to provide food baskets for local families.

Applications are available each day in the newspaper and can also be picked up at the newspaper office. They must be returned to the office during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 27.

Baskets will be given away on Saturday, Dec. 19 and those approved for one of the 1,000 baskets will be notified by phone.

A $21,000 fund raising goal has been set to support this year’s program and donations are needed to make the program successful.

Basket Fund donations can be made “in honor of” or “in memory of” a special person, persons or groups. They can be family, friends or co-workers.

All donations and tributes will be recognized in the newspaper.

Donations are already arriving as the community celebrates 25 years of giving. The 2020 fundraising total now stands at $1,400.

Donations include $100 from Tommy and Kathi Irwin in memory of Charlie and Halla Irwin and Bill and Jean Anderson; $100 from Mr. and Mrs. John W. Henson; $200 from First Baptist Church Ambassador Sunday School Class; $500 from the Hampton Inn in honor of all First Responders; and $500 from the Corinth Garden Club.

Donations can be brought by the newspaper office or mailed to: Daily Corinthian, Attn.: Christmas Basket Fund, P.O. Box 1800, Corinth, Miss. 38835.

Be sure to include if the gift is in either in honor of someone living or in memory of a special person who has passed away. Please include the person’s name with the donation.


A 1981 University of Tennessee - Martin graduate, Mark Boehler has over 40 years of journalism experience. His wife Dawn is the love of his life and they share five grown children and 10 grandchildren. His passion is his work - writing and photography.

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