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Happy New Year!

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 farm 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. He would kill me if I actually listed it all out, but y’all have no idea how much Jimmy gives back to our area every year. He wouldn’t want the recognition, but he deserves it anyway.

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 eight 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.

Enchanted Ever After: Enchanted Ever After is a non-profit farm animal sanctuary located in Turbotville.

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.

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.

Veterans Benefits Center: The Veterans Benefit Center in Lock Haven serves any and all veterans and their families. They offer assistance with: Compensation, Pension, Individual Unemployability, Military Records & Medals, Survivor Benefits, Appeals, and Transition Assistance.

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 2024 donation lists if you are able.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Do you have your resolutions ready to go? I haven’t started on this year’s resolutions yet, so 2024’s ain’t lookin’ real great.

In case you are curious, 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. Do I still have to buy absolutely everything that I need for Christmas dinner? Yes.

It’s fine. I am overly organized and efficient in pretty much every other aspect of my life. I have no idea why Christmas is my weak spot, but I’ll get it figured out eventually. Probably.

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.