Choosing between a Nerf gun or robots to give a 12-year-old boy, Nick Blasnitz relied on assistance from Dayton Svoboda, who himself is a 12-year-old boy.
Nearly crawling over the side of the shopping cart, 3-year-old Finn Johnson eagerly reached for a can of tuna to help his sister and parents distribute food into boxes that will go out to local individuals and families being assisted this holiday season by the Goodfellows.
Christmas treats and hot apple cider capped the evening Monday for Hastings Noon Sertoma’s annual service project, assembling about 550 boxes for the 2018 Goodfellows campaign.
After decades of volunteering to help the Goodfellows program, Chief Goodfellow Dan Orr is stepping up to take a leadership role in the organizational side of the annual food and toy drive.
Many helping hands lighten the load, a proverb proven true Tuesday as volunteers packed food into boxes for the Goodfellows program at the Adams County Fairgrounds.
As the Christmas Express chugs toward its final destination, the Goodfellows’ nice list is still full enough to accommodate additional families needing a helping hand this holiday season.
What has been dubbed “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” in song becomes precisely that locally each year, thanks in part, to the generosity of those participating in the Goodfellows program.
When Hastings Tribune writer Shay Burk asked her husband, Tim, to lend a helping hand loading boxes filled with food and toys for the Goodfellows program, he offered no resistance in reply.
More than 50 volunteers helped wrap hundreds of presents Thursday at the Adams County Fairgrounds during the final night of preparation for the Goodfellows program.
With the holiday season nearing full swing, upwards of 60 people finished filling more than 600 boxes with food, household paper products and gift items as a part of the Goodfellows program Wednesday night at the Adams County Fairgrounds.
The tradition and spirit driving year No. 90 of the Goodfellows program was in full vigor Tuesday night as Tribune employees, their families and other volunteers filled more than 600 boxes with food items at Adams County Fairgrounds in preparation for delivery day on Christmas Eve.
For the 90th straight year, the Goodfellows program is counting on the generosity of the local community to make the Christmas season bright for those needing a helping hand to bring their holiday dreams to life.
Helping children has long been the mission of the TeamMates mentoring program, so helping with the Hastings Tribune’s Goodfellows program seemed like the natural thing to do.
What started off in 1926 when then-publisher Adam Breede and his editor Harry Smith of the Hastings Tribune wanted to serve as “good fellows” to less fortunate families within the community, has blossomed into a Tribune tradition.
More than 30 volunteers gathered in the collective spirit of goodwill to assemble boxes and sort toys for the Hastings Tribune’s Goodfellows program Monday at Adams County Fairgrounds.
JUNIATA — Each December, school secretary Kelly Brodrick would stare at the Goodfellows Toy Drive box sitting in her office at Juniata Elementary and think about how empty it was.
An annual Hastings Tribune tradition kicked off today with the taking of the first donations to be given over the holiday season for the newspaper’s Goodfellows program.