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Montco Officials, County Workers Hawk Papers for ‘Variety’ Charity

(Montco sheriff Eileen Whalon Behr, left, and DA Risa Ferman hawk promotional newspapers to raise money for Variety, benefitting the disabled.  Credit: Brad Segall)

(Montco sheriff Eileen Whalon Behr, left, and DA Risa Ferman hawk promotional newspapers to raise money for Variety, benefitting the disabled. Credit: Brad Segall)

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By Brad Segall

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Elected leaders and other government employees in Montgomery County, Pa. spent some time away from their desks today, raising money for children with disabilities.

“Would you like to support disabled children?  Oh, thank you so much — thank you,” said sheriff Eileen Behr, who, along with Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman, was hawking the “Happiness Edition” of a unique newspaper about Variety on Old Newsboys’ Day outside the courthouse in Norristown.

The money raised in Montgomery County stays in the county, to be used for programs at the Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center in Worcester, Pa.

“We do overnight and day camps,” says managing director Angus Murray.  “We provide all sorts of services for folks with disabilities — educational, social, recreational programs, just trying to help them build independence and self-esteem.”

Their goal for the day’s work in Montgomery County was $5,000.

 

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