Goodfellows campaign wraps up

Longtime volunteer Bill Riese waits for one of the deliverers
of Goodfellows boxes to back their vehicle up to the door so
it can be loaded Saturday morning at the Adams County
Fairgrounds Activities Building. Boxes of food and toys were
distributed to more than 200 families Friday and Saturday.

With the delivery of packed boxes to needy families on Saturday, the Tribune's Goodfellows program has come to a successful conclusion this year.

Chief Goodfellow Ryan Murken said minor tweaks to the program helped improve efficiency in most areas.

When a program has the longevity of Goodfellows, Murken said it generally runs smoothly and consistently each year, but minor changes can help streamline activities.

Organizers used sign-up sheets to better manage the volunteers and volunteer hours. Murken said this allowed volunteers' time to be spread out to cover each aspect of packing the boxes and distributing them.

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