This is easily my favorite issue of the year, it’s hard not to get a little choked up thinking about all the fantastic organizations that my co-workers and I get to support this week, from furbabies to actual babies to families and vets and the great outdoors!
This week’s issue is just one of the many ways Jimmy helps people and our community throughout the year. Jimmy doesn’t get (nor would he want) nearly enough recognition for all the contributions he makes to our community every year. If you had any idea who much he does for the people around him and our community, you would be floored.
So, thank you, Jimmy. Not only for the opportunity you give us to help out our favorite organizations, but for all you do the other 51 weeks of the year for so many people in our area.
On to the details about this week’s issue:
For the past seven years, Jimmy has given each full-time employee a page of the paper to donate to the charity of their choice. We all get to pick something that is near and dear to us and donate ad space, editorial space, or a combination of both.
As you can see on the cover, we have a variety of organizations from across the area that we donated space to this week. I’m sure that you are familiar with most, and you can learn about what they do in more detail as you read through this issue, but here is a quick rundown:
Consolidated Sportsman of Muncy Creeks: The Sportsmen manage two trout nurseries in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission at the Faus Nursery in Hughesville and the Bob King Nursery at Roaring Run.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): Susquehanna Valley CASA trains and provides quality volunteer advocates for children who are involved in juvenile court proceedings as a result of abuse and/or neglect.
Family Promise of Lycoming County: Family Promise of Lycoming County empowers families to become and remain self-sufficient by breaking the cycle of homelessness, provides community awareness and advocacy, and creates mission opportunities for individuals and faith-based communities.
Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity: The Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity works with local, limited-income families to achieve their dream of owning a decent, affordable home. Through their program, families are able to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life.
Hyner Lodge Foundation: The Hyner Lodge Foundation promotes the Veteran’s wellness and recovery by providing activities that support the integral health and well-being of the individual. Families and caregivers are allies in their healing and rehabilitation process.
Lycoming County SPCA: The mission of the Lycoming County SPCA is to protect all domestic animals by providing shelter, emergency treatment, investigation and prosecution of cruelty or abuse complaints, adoption and counseling, education programs, and humane care throughout Lycoming County.
YWCA Williamsport: The YWCA supports this community by providing comprehensive and lifesaving services for women, children, and men as they work to rebuild their lives through two signature programs, Liberty House and Wise Options.
Each of these charities means something to the employee that sponsored them. They are all amazing local organizations that are doing what they can to help in our area.
So, thank you again, Jimmy. Doing things like this makes me so proud to be a Webb Weekly employee. I hope that as you read through the ads/editorials about these charities, you will consider adding them to your 2023 donation lists if you are able.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Do you have your resolutions ready to go?
Listen, as of this writing, I’m still working on finishing Christmas stuff, so I’ll probably get to resolutions sometime around June-ish. If you’ve been following along the last couple of weeks, you’ll be happy to know that as of the Tuesday before Christmas, I still don’t have everything done. Did I also order things that will be hit or miss on whether they will get here on time? Yes. Have I also put off going to the grocery store, so I’m going to have to take care of that in the couple of days before Christmas? Yes. It’s fine. I’ve just accepted that this is who I am as a person. I’m sure by the time you read this, I will have pulled myself together and pulled off Christmas…maybe.
One last reminder. Please be safe if you are headed out to ring in the New Year. Drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t text and drive. Wear a seatbelt.