In a small community like Clawson, Michigan (about 2-1/4
miles square) the residents take care of their neighbors.
The Clawson GoodFellows, comprised of volunteer fire
fighters, are known for their support of the noble cause of
No Child Without A Christmas.
As it happens, Our founder Darcy's favorite holiday is
Christmas. It was a natural fit when she read an
article about the need exceeding the resources
available. She decided to set up a Day At The Market
to benefit the Good Fellows.
With the help of many people, whose cooperation and support
made it a huge success, the fundraiser took place on
September 12th, 2010 at the Clawson Farmers Market held in
the city park. Our thanks go out to some whose support
was notable: like Catherine
Kavanaugh, Daily Tribune Staff Writer, whose key
newspaper articles brought in hundreds of people; Penny Luebs, Clawson's
Mayor, whose support helped with logistics; Travis Cochrane and Tierney Keyes of the
Clawson Farmers Market, who donated the space. The
crowd was so large and constant during the four hour event
that extra help was needed to attend to the customers.....
help came from Darcy's brother Jim, our friend Michelle, and
Darcy's mother, Linda.
State Senator John Pappageorge (above right) stopped
by to lend his support and made a generous donation for
Op-Yops For The Goodfellows
As a result, Darcy met with Jim Horton, of the Clawson Goodfellows
(pictured below) and delivered a $500.00 donation of money
and Op-Yops destined for Clawson's children.
Thank you to everyone for your help on our very first
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