Its the season of giving and there are several area organizations in need.
Area donors are quite generous, several Jefferson County organization officials said, but costs continue to rise and the needs are greater than the donations satisfy. When funding doesnt equal expenses, business hours are cut, projects are left undone and programs suffer.
Officials with Fairburys Bonham Theatre Project, the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Fairbury Public Library and Blue Valley Community Action tell of how donations impact their organizations.
Since November 2012 the Bonham Theatre Project has raised about $143,000 of the more than $200,000 needed to remodel and reopen Fairburys movie theatre. After the Bonham Theatre closed last fall, a community organization was formed to purchase and upgrade the movie theater.