Monday, March 26, 2012

California 'Youth Stamp Fair' Attracts Lots of Youngsters

California's Ventura County Star reports about two dozen youngsters participated in the 11th annual Youth Stamp Day held over the weekend at the Goebel Senior Center in Thousand Oaks.

The free event was organized by the Goebel Senior Center Stamp Club.

Club President Richard Countess is quoted in the piece as saying, "We still have a lot of fun with our hobby, and we're trying to educate our young people that there's more to life than video games." Countess went on to say he believes to keep stamp collecting alive, parents and other adult enthusiasts must be involved.

According to the article, "Saturday's event was designed to target children with free giveaways, including a Disney stamp collecting kit for the first 20 children in attendance. Activities for kids included drawing a stamp on a postcard, and matching a set of loose stamps to a sheet of blank spaces highlighting the 1938 presidential series. Children also were free to sift through thousands of stamps donated by club members to keep for their collections."

The Goebel Senior Center Stamp Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Goebel Senior Adult Center in Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 818-889-2669 or email
Shown above, one of the raffle winners, Tyler Wolfe, with his prize of four commemorative stamp club books.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM