‘Let No Child Be Forgotten.’

December 5, 2020

Old News Boys/Goodfellows (left to right) Greg Frees, Matt Prince and Robert Perez work the intersection of Winston Road and Oceana Drive in Rothbury.

‘Let No Child Be Forgotten.’

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

OCEANA COUNTY — Old Newsies/Goodfellows hit the streets Saturday, Dec. 5, for the annual fundraiser that helps less fortunate children and families during Christmas.

Stationed at major intersections, the Old Newsies/News Boys gathered donations from passing motorists.

“For 76 years, the Old Newsies have been helping the needy children in Oceana County and serving our less fortunate families at Christmas time,” states Oceana County Old Newsies President Bill House in the 2020 edition of the Old Newsies newspaper handed out to donors. “Times are still very difficult for many and especially at this time of the year.

Robert Perez greets a motorist in Rothbury.

“Oceana County’s wealth is measured by the spirit of several small towns including New Era, Shelby, Hart, Mears, Rothbury, Pentwater, Ferry/Hesperia and Walkerville. With the help of our members — over 200 strong — we worked together to bring Christmas to over 680 children for 280 families last year.

“It’s been a pleasure to work for this organization for the past 19 years as president. We want to continue our tradition of giving. Thanks to the efforts of our members and generous support from businesses and individuals, we carry on the words of our motto to: ‘Let No Child Be Forgotten.’

“You can be sure that all contributions are used exclusively for Oceana County children and will be greatly appreciated.”

Donations can be mailed to: Oceana County Newsies, 913 S. Oceana Drive, Shelby MI 49455.

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This story is copyrighted © 2020, all rights reserved by Media Group 31, LLC, PO Box 21, Scottville, MI 49454. No portion of this story or images may be reproduced in any way, including print or broadcast, without expressed written consent.

 

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