2018 Charity Newsies Events: Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies

January 31
Annual Meeting” / election of 2018 officers/trustees;

June 10:
Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies
Lady’s Invitational Golf Tournament
Pleasant Valley Golf, Coonpath Rd., Lancaster (Carroll),
John Sulzmann, chair;

August 11:
Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies
“Back-to-School” clothing project
Jim Bowes, chair; (serving upwards of 1,000 area school children);

September 9:
Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies
Vic Sabo Memorial Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament
John Sulzmann, chair;
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December 6
Sports (other neat things, too!) Auction & Banquet: 6:00 p.m. Moose Lodge, 1201 Sugar Grove Rd. Lancaster. Event is by invitation, $50 per attendee);
Jim Lehman, 1st vice president, chair. (Event is always 1st Thursday in December).

December 8
Annual ‘Paper Drive’
Newsies ‘SIGNATURE’ event since 1936.
John Little, 2nd vice president, event chair.

Thanks to the Lancaster-Eagle Gazette/Gannett for publishing and donating our ‘Special Edition
Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies newspaper since 1936. (Paper Drive is always the 2nd Saturday in December; LEG donates some 13,000 newspapers);

December 21:
Pack >450 Christmas Food Baskets
(6:00 p.m. warehouses of
Jerry & Ken Sprague’s Hamburg Fireworks, 2240 Hornsmill Rd., Sugar Grove).

December 22: 9:00 a.m.
deliver >450 Christmas Food Baskets
(meet/depart warehouses Hamburg Fireworks). Each basket generally contains enough food for a typical family of four for about two weeks plus sundry items; retail value of basket contents exceeds $135.
Ken & Jerry Sprague, co-chair our food baskets project. Newsies thank WESTROCK (Lancaster) for manufacturing Newsies boxes to Newsies specs and donating same. Newsies thank Sav-A-Lot and Bay Meats, Lancaster and United Dairy;

Watch for our annual ‘
NEWSIES HEARTS’ program co-chaired by Bill Clemens, Greg Russell and Bob Williams.
2018 Event Gallery: Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies
group of men and women standing together posing for group photo
Saturday, August 11, 2018, saw Lancaster Fairfield County Charity Newsies members interviewing representatives of some 400 less fortunate Fairfield County families for the purpose of providing new “Back-To-School” clothes for more than 900 area students grades 1 through 12 investing more than $95,000 in this worthwhile program.
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group of ladys posing after playing golf
Rooster’s Lancaster was well represented with two teams during the June 10th Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies Lady’s Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by Pleasant Valley Golf. This annual event has been hailed as one of the premier all lady’s golf tournaments in Ohio. Image courtesy of Newsies Ron Balser.