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Challenge would sweeten Press Christmas for All pot

| December 15, 2010 8:00 PM

COEUR d'ALENE - Your Christmas spirit has been challenged.

The Press received a phone call at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday from "Anonymous in Athol." The caller was concerned that Press Christmas for All was lagging in its attempt to raise $200,000 for all the needy families in Kootenai County this holiday season.

"Tell you what," the caller said. "If the community can reach $120,000 by Friday, I'll donate $10,000."

The caller has been one of Press Christmas for All's most generous donors over the program's 25 years, going back to the early days when Bob Paulos would delight in announcing yet another grand gift from Anonymous in Athol. The benefactor merrily insists on receiving no credit at all for the gifts.

So what about it? If you haven't already made your donation to Press Christmas for All, please do so now. Send your check to Press Christmas for All, 201 Second St., Coeur d'Alene, 83814, or call 664-8176 and use a credit card.

Help us reach $120,000 by Friday and suddenly, that whopping $200,000 won't look so daunting.

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