Dear Editor:

The Thomson Community Fund has planned its annual door- to-door drive Sept. 1 through Oct. 31.

The Community Fund is a not-for-profit organization that distributes the funds collected back to the community.

Last year funds were distributed to Carroll County Senior Services, CASA, Cub Scouts #48, Lutheran Social Services, Rolling Hills Progress Center, Thomson Halloween & Christmas Fund, Salvation Army, Tyler's Justice Center for Children, Riverview Center, Inc., The Thomson Children's Christmas Fund, and York Township Public Library (for programs), the Thomson Depot & Thomson Youth Baseball.

Your contribution to this organization will result in funding several Thomson and Carroll County non-profit and civic programs. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 321, Thomson IL 61285 or dropped off at the Savanna-Thomson State Bank in Thomson any time during the year.

Also, you will find us at Casey's in Thomson Sept 28 and Oct.12 from 6-10 a.m. For those of you who are giving at work, you must go to the company every year and ask that your funds be directed to Thomson Community Fund at the above address.

The organization was established in 1983 and is aimed at reducing the number of solicitations from individual charities and organizations.

You may call Rita Mitchell 815-259-3524 with questions, donations or if you would like to help canvas. Volunteers are always needed and welcome.

Rita Mitchell