GOOD DEEDS: Charitable Deeds founder retires, but group continues on to help those in need | News

KNOX – The mission of Charitable Deeds and Services hasn’t changed since its founding in 2001 — to help the poor and needy in Clarion, Venango and Forest counties with utility bills, clothing and furniture.

Founder John Kerle recently retired and many of the organization’s volunteers will continue the work of Charitable Deeds and Services, walking the walk and talking the talk.

“It was always a dream of John’s to do something to help the community,” said Bobbi Wolfgong, now president of Charitable Deeds. “There was a little girl that had cancer and John wanted to try to help her, so they had a spaghetti dinner thinking that it would be just one dinner.”

Spaghetti dinners were a big hit when the group first started, and it soon grew to the point where many different dinners were held for specific people in need. The dinners were time-consuming for volunteers and

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