When Marjorie Chambley moved to Barnesville three years ago, she lost her job right at Christmas and the Empty Stocking Fund came through for her children. Marjorie expected to be on her feet by now, but the rug was pulled out from under her when her beloved brother, Chris Chambley, was shot to death in June 2010.’I haven’t been able to work since,’ she said. ‘They foreclosed on our home and we lost it.’This year, Marjorie’s three children C.J. Franklin, 7, and Elizah, 5, who attend the elementary school, and Mariah, 3 ‘“ who wants a Barbie and calls Marjorie ‘the best Mommy in the world,’ ‘“ will get their last ESF Christmas here, thanks to a pair of anonymous donors who adopted the family. They are soon moving to Griffin, where another Lamar countian has put them in a rental home, ‘far finer than we’ve lived in before,’ she said. ‘The ladies who adopted the children have gotten them everything on their wish lists. They want my children to have a Christmas like they used to have. Without them Santa wouldn’t come. How do you explain that to a child?’The Empty Stocking Fund collections have gained another $926.00 toward its goal of $25,000 for Christmas 2011 for a total of $8,926.00 Buggy Town Auction collected a gigantic box of toys, hats, gloves and candy. It will continue to collect during the Christmas Auction Friday, Dec 16.
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