Recently Greg Hetheringon of 99.1 CKXS had an idea to hold “A Christmas Miracle” – Secret Santa in Wallaceburg. With help from his friends at Tim Horton’s in Wallaceburg and Chatham, Max and Kathy Fantuz, Rick Depooter, Steve Baker, Nick Cadotte, Peter Marshall and CKXS, funds were provided for the event. Greg’s team had children attend the Knights of Pythias breakfast and visit Santa. Whatever gift the children asked Santa for, Peter Marshall’s team at Canadian Tire in Wallaceburg found the gift, and delivered it to Santa. This was a highly successful event, the video can be seen on the CKXS website ckxsfm.com.
In addition to providing funds for the Christmas Miracle, Greg and his friends provided $2,250.00 to Chatham Goodfellows. Today Greg took Chatham Goodfellows Director Rose Peseski, and President Tim Haskell shopping at Canadian Tire in Chatham. The shopping trip was very successful the photo depicts Patti Lanigan of Canadian Tire Chatham ringing through the toys while Rose, Greg and Tim look on.
Chatham Goodfellows appreciates the generosity of Max and Kathy Fantuz, Rick Depooter, Steve Baker, Nick Cadotte, Peter Marshall, Greg Hetherington and the CKXS staff. Our motto is simple; No Child Without a Christmas. While our Code is much longer, the key statements in the Code says it all; Goodfellows follow a simple code; It’s helping the chap who’s bearing a load. It’s bringing a smile to a youngster’s face. Restoring his trust in the human race. It’s sharing the warmth of year-end joys. With thousands of worthy girls and boys. It’s helping the young and old to know. That someone cares when ill winds blow..
Key Chatham Goodfellows dates:
Toy Packing 6pm to 8pm December 11 to December 14, 2017 at our new location 463 St. Clair Street (the former Fabricland building next to Dimitar’s).
Toy Delivery date is Monday, December 18, after 5:30.
Street Sales are being conducted on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16.
Food packing is at Spirit and Life Centre (St. Joseph Site), packing/delivery on Tuesday December 19 – packing beginning at 8am – deliveries beginning at 12 noon.
Tim Mifflin, Director