Goodfellows sign-up begins today

It is that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help Nolan County families in need have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season. Sign-ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. each day. All applicants need to bring latest proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificates for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.Sweetwater Goodfellows boxes for the food and toy drive go out on Thursday, Nov. 1, and can be found at KXOX Radio, First Financial Bank, Nolan County Courthouse, Higginbotham (Radio Shack), Sweetwater TA, Sweetwater Reporter, Oak Street Salon, SLJ Embroidery and Gifts, Texas State Technical College and all local schools. Firemen will be picking up the donations as needed and the boxes will be out until Wednesday, Dec. 5.The annual Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive at Wal-Mart is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year, Sweetwater Goodfellows helped more than 700 individuals in Nolan County. If you would like to make a donation to the Sweetwater Goodfellows, send it to P.O. Box 1148, Sweetwater, TX 79556. To volunteer or for more information, call 236-9712.