Spirit of the Season

2017

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12 — Goldsboro News-Argus Sunday, December 24, 2017 919-739-7800 • fax: 919-778-9891 Located inside the News-Argus 310 North Berkeley Blvd., Goldsboro Copy Shop, Design & Promotional Items Thank you for giving us your valued business and friendship this year. Merry Christmas! Wishing You Joy! LIMITED TIME SPECIAL PRICE! 8 1 ⁄2X11, 24lb. paper. Expires 12-31-2017. Must present coupon. COLOR COPIES 25 ¢ ONLY EACH B&W COPIES 10 ¢ ONLY EACH We Wish You All A Merry Christmas and A Very Prosperous New Year! Willie & Ann, Marty, Missy, Kala & Drake, Perry, Paula, AnaGriffin & Adler Shaw of Shaw's Refrigeration, locally owned & operated since 1972, would like to say thank you for your loyalty and patronage. We look forward to our continued service to our customers. 13DAG1217T© News-Argus/PHYLLIS MOORE Representatives from area pig farms pitched in to donate 50 hams for this year's Y's Men program at the Family YMCA. From left, John Richmond, executive director of the Y, Katlyn Schmidt of Legacy Farm, holding baby Kenzie, Deb Ballance of Legacy Farm; Kriquette Davis of the Y, Jan Archer of Archer Family Farms, Denise Mason of Goshen Farm, Marlowe Ivey Vaughn of Ivey Spring Creek Farms, and Jack Archer of Archer Family Farms. By PHYLLIS MOORE pmoore@newsargus.com Eleven Wayne County farm families banded together to ensure that 50 families served by the Family YMCA at Christ- mastime will have a spe- cial holiday dinner. This marks the 17th year for the "Ys Men" program, said John Rich- mond, YMCA executive director. "We haven't served the same family twice and every year the list gets bigger and bigger," he said. This year's event was held Sunday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. Families were paired up with volunteers and parents or guardians are taken on a shopping trip, using pre-purchased gift cards for items like coats, clothes and other neces- sities to make Christmas special for area children. Jan Archer, of Archer Family Farms, said her family has participated in the drive for several years and as the time rolled around again, she had an idea — enlist the help of other pig farmers and donate a ham for the cause. "I just called some of my friends and said, 'What do you think?" she said. "When I told other farmers in our area what the Y is doing, every sin- gle one wanted to be part of it. "Farmers have a long history of supporting their communities." Marlowe Ivey Vaughn of Ivey Spring Creek Farms and the executive director of Feed the Dia- logue North Carolina Foundation was also on board. "Wayne County farm- ers are justifiably proud of the food they produce," she said. "They understand, too, that sharing food is a way of showing how much they care about the people in their communi- ties." "As farmers, we pro- duce food and we value that. That's something that we can give," Archer said. Earlier this week, rep- resentatives from several farms began showing up at the Y with their dona- tions, which ultimately totaled 50 to be distrib- uted among the 50 fami- lies. The local pig farmers participating in the donation included Jack and Jan Archer of Archer Family Farms; Paul and Beth Bouchard of Archer Family Farms; Debbie Craig of Craig Farms; Bryant and Debbie Wor- ley of Worley Farms; Marlowe Ivey Vaughn of Ivey Creek Spring Farms; Ben Outlaw and Ada Freeman of Outlaw Farm; Todd and Deborah Ballance and Katlyn Schmidt of Legacy Farm; Harrell and Lorenda Overman of Harrell Overman Farm; Thomas Uzzell of Thomas Uzzell Farm; Denise Mason of Goshen Farm; and Daryl Floars of Goldsboro Milling. Wayne County farm families donate hams to Y's Men program this year ■ They were put into food boxes that 50 families received. DO YOU HAVE A NEWS TIP? DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO DESERVES RECOGNITION? Call The News-Argus newsroom at 778-2211 or email to news@ newsargus.com

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