Annual Food Box Packing & Delivery
December 17-18, 2021
box delivery group
December 17 and 18, 2021 the Newsies and various guests met at Jerry's Fireworks on Hornsmill Road to celebrate our annual packing and delivery of nearly 500 food boxes.  With our help families throughout Fairfield County ate just a little bit better over the Christmas holiday, and re-stocked their homes with other essential household items - just as they have since 1936!

Charity Newsies wish to especially thank the seventeen ECHO program students from Fisher Catholic High School who helped various of our regular crews deliver food boxes!

Photos provided by:
Brent Bair, Jodi Cress,
Bobby Dawes, Dave Hunter,
Kristen Peters, Mike Purcell,
Kim Sulzmann and Jon Hale.

Annual Newspaper Sale
December 11, 2021

On Saturday, December 11
Charity Newsies held our annual Newspaper Sale (the signature event we were founded on in 1936!) - and though it ended up being a severe weather-shortened day on the streets, that didn't dampen the spirits of Newsies stationed throughout the county. 
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Pictured: Long-time member (and past president) Marv Winland and his daughter Jessica Templin prepare to hit the street in Reynoldsburg; current 1st VP/Auction Chair Nate Peters "hawks" papers at the Lancaster Post Office; Newsie Brent Bair shares his downtown Central Alley location with a special friend; Chief Investigator Greg Russell and Newsies Hearts chairman Bill Clemens offer the official "Newsies Salute," just before the sky opens up; Newsies Ralph Butler and Mary Shonk await the return of paper sellers at our American Legion newspaper sale headquarters.

Annual Auction & Banquet
December 2021
The Charity Newsies returned to an in-person Auction & Banquet on Thursday, December 2 and welcomed nearly 250 guests to a tremendous evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising!  One of the highlights of this event was the awarding of our annual Nauman Legacy Award to long-time Newsie Dave Alvis.  The Legacy Award was created in 2018 and named for the late Jerry Nauman; it honors the spirit of community service that Jerry embodied.  Alvis, owner of Don's Furniture on East Main Street in Lancaster, routinely steps in to help us provide beds and specialty bedding resources if and when the Newsies receive a request for a family in need. Congratulations Dave!
holding award
Pictured:  Legacy Award recipient Dave Alvis (l) and Jay Nauman (Jerry's son and first-ever award recipient); 2021 Charity Newsies officers (l-r) President Colt Huffer, 1st VP/Auction chair Nate Peters, 2nd VP/Newspaper chair Jeremy Cress; Peters with wife and fellow Newsie Kristin; Cress with wife and fellow Newsie Jodi.

November 2021
Lancaster Board of Realtors group
The Charity Newsies are proud of our long-standing relationship with the Lancaster Board of Realtors and 2021 is no exception, with a $3000 donation presented at our Thanksgiving Eve meeting!  Pictured (l-r): Newsies Treasurer Tina Taley; President Colt Huffer; Bernadette Gorby, Shelter Ohio/Lancaster Board of Realtors; Newsies 1st VP Nate Peters

Lancaster Holiday Parade
November 20, 2021
parade group
Saturday, November 20 the Charity Newsies celebrated the return of the annual Lancaster Holiday Parade with a chilly but enthusiastic group of members walking, and volunteers riding our float.  Thanks to Parade Chair Mindy Haning for pulling everything together and making sure the Newsies looked great for this community outreach, promoting our upcoming Newspaper Sale!  Special thanks also to long-time Newsie Paul Kasler (known to everyone as PK...) for towing our float! 
parade staff
Pictured: The entire crew, ready for the parade to step off; PK and his daughter, fellow Newsie Kristin Peters.
South Central Power and CoBank donate $5000
November 3, 2021
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Charity Newsies President Colt Huffer and Secretary Jon Hale accept a donation from South Central Power Company's Community Development Ambassador Liz Bainter.  South Central Power, in partnership with their lender CoBank, provided a total of $5000 toward the Newsies' mission of feeding and clothing needy families in Fairfield County.
Pictured (l-r): Liz Bainter; Colt Huffer; Jon Hale.
(Photo by Mindy Hardy)

Ghoulish Gales Safe Trick-or-Treat
October 26, 2021
group at halloween event
Pictured - LHS Latin Club member Skye Holtel with Newsies Secretary Jon Hale
Tuesday, October 26 the Charity Newsies joined a dozen other community partners to sponsor this year's Ghoulish Gales safe trick-or-treat at Lancaster High School  Through the generosity of our members (with Thanks also to the local American Legion for hosting our collection box), we donated more than 4500 pieces of candy to help kickoff the event!  Organized and run by LHS club members and athletes, Ghoulish Gales welcomes area kids and families - nearly 1500 total each year - for an evening of Halloween fun!

Vic Sabo Memorial
September 5, 2021
Sunday, September 5 turned out to be a beautiful day - and a great afternoon for our annual "Vic Sabo Memorial" outing, at Pine Hill Golf Course!  Congratulations to our winning team, picture l-r: Golf co-chair Paul Reef; winners Matt Grover and Brian Beasy; golf co-chair Jay Nauman; winner Alex Grover.

The afternoon began with various Newsies helping sign golfers in; the tradition of "Dave's Dogs" continues, as Newsie Mike Schorr worked the grill; Golf Co-Chair Jay Nauman addressed the crowd before the golfers hit the links.
Charity Newsies offer sincere Thanks to all sponsors of our 2021 golf outings:
Bob-Boyd Auto Family
Commercial Properties/A-1 Self Storage
Cristys Pizza
Dittmar's Sales, Service and Guns
Don's Furniture
Edwards Insurance
Fairfield Homes/East Point Apartments
General Machine Company
Lancaster Bingo Company
Locher Inc.
Nauman Outdoor Advertising
The Orange Carpet Lounge
The Original Tiberios
Park National Bank
Paul & Paula Stepleton
Pink Cricket
Rushville Sims Marathon
Seals Construction Inc.
Specialty Tractors
Stratos Wealth Partners
Sureshot Directional Boring
Golf 1984 beginning group
"Member/Guest" Golf Scramble
August 25, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, the Charity Newsies hosted their final "Member/Guest" golf scramble at Pleasant Valley Golf Course.  The Newsies offer sincere THANKS to Mike Kilbarger - and the entire Pleasant Valley family - for hosting the majority of our Mens and Ladies golf outing fundraisers for the past 37 years!  Newsies golf was founded by the late Ron Kilbarger and Vic Sabo (pictured here with late Chief Investigator Bill Burnside) in the mid-1980s.  In addition to the entire group present for golf, potluck dinner and monthly meeting on August 25, also pictured are Mike Kilbarger, Immediate Past President/Board Chairman John Little, 2nd Vice President Jeremy Cress, as well as Newsies Hearts Chairman Bill Clemens and Chief Investigator Greg Russell offering up the "official" Newsies salute!
Member-Guest golf group
School Supplies Effort
Week of August 9, 2021

The week of August 9, Area Schools Coordinator Stephanie Brown and her daughter Ashley packed teacher-recommended, grade-specific school supplies (Thanks to North End Press for warehouse space and WestRock for boxes!).  The supplies were then delivered to 17 schools in 7 school districts throughout Fairfield County, with additional help from Newsies Secretary Jon Hale.
Annual School Clothing Drive
Saturday, August 7, 2021

Because children learn BEST when properly clothed and supplied.
"How 'Bout Those Newsies!?"
group of volunteers
Front row L-R:  Kim Sulzmann, Colt Huffer, Roxanne D'Onofrio, Barb Eck, John Bowland, Jim Iles, Jeanne Draper, Ted Keller.
Back row L-R:  Bob Williams, Mike Purcell, Jon Hale, Greg Russell, Jim Lehman, Bill Clemens, John Little, Pinky Cook, Jim Draper.
Not pictured: Stephanie Brown
Ladies Golf Outing
Sunday, June 13, 2021

"How 'Bout Those Newsies!?"
Fav'rites out helping fam'lies;
Golf - fun for a cause!
golf outing group
Ladies Golf Outing:
winners Nancy White, Gina Burke, and Lisa Cline with Mike Kilbarger/Pleasant Valley; several golf teams enjoying the day.
golf outing group
The Roosters Girls and Newsies Bill Clemens and Jim Iles "working." Clemens is giving the "official Newsies salute."