Annual School Clothing Drive
A great showing Saturday, July 29 for the Charity Newsies' annual School Clothing Drive - thanks to Newsies members and friends.
pictured (l-r): Jim Lehman, Roxanne D'Onofrio, Nate Peters, Kim Sulzmann, Bob Williams, Dave Darfus, Bill Clemens, Debbie Mayer, Greg Russell, Pinky Cook, John Little, Jeannie Draper, Jim Draper, Stephanie Brown, Mike Purcell, Meagen Bowland, Ann Cherry, Colt Huffer and John Bowland.

Also - special thanks to Crossroads Event Center for hosting us again, the ladies from 211/Information & Referral at our check-in counter and Lancaster Vineyard Church for partnering with us to provide grilled goodies and games!  Plus six Fisher Catholic ECHO (Encountering Christ by Helping Others) students, for helping set up Friday night!
greg and president
member tally number
member taking input
member taking info
man wearing one academy shirt taking notes
women at the check in desk
families enjoying a cookout
free face painting and games
teens posing
woman in pink
woman at table taking notes
man in grey shirt and glasses taking notes
woman in orange shirt sitting at a table taking notes
woman sitting at a table taking notes
man sitting at a table with arms crossed smiling

"Celebration of Possibilities" Award Banquet
The Charity Newsies are proud to have been recognized at this year's "Celebration of Possibilities" awards banquet, presented by the Fairfield Board of Developmental Disabilities on Wednesday, May 17!

Thank You so much to Fairfield DD - and all these state and community leaders - for this honor!
members with awards
Pictured with the various items(l-r):
Mike Purcell, trustee; Jodi Cress, 2nd vice president; Greg Russell, chief investigator; Jim Draper, 50+ year Newsie member; Bill Rhonemus, trustee; Jeremy Cress, president.


Newsies dedicated a tree planted at the American Legion in Lancaster to the memory of
Fred Strawser
Fred Strawser memorial
Prior to our March 2023 membership meeting, the Charity Newsies gathered to honor the memory of late past President and longtime Secretary Fred Strawser

The Newsies were joined by Fred's wife Brenda (front row, 5th from right)
and other appreciative family members
(front row, all four right of Brenda). 
honor the memory of late past President and longtime Secretary Fred Strawser
in memory of Secretary Fred Strawser