'Tis the season for the Hastings Tribune's annual Goodfellows program.
The Tribune's Goodfellows program began in 1926 when Hastings Daily Tribune publisher Adam Breede and editor Harry Smith decided to serve as "good fellows" to less fortunate families.
As Breede and Smith discussed the idea with people around town, more people and businesses got involved. Before long, the Goodfellows program became a Tribune tradition that continues today.
Murken said money and toy donations from the community are crucial to the success of the program. Organizers work with the Salvation Army to increase the reach of the two programs and to avoid duplication of services.
"We want to serve as many families as we possibly can," Chief Goodfellow Ryan Murken said. "We've generally done a good job of being able to do that."