The Children’s Christmas Shopping Event, presented by the North Thompson Activity Centre (NTAC), took place at the Lions Hall in Barriere on Dec. 12 and 13.
“Children want more than anything to be able to go shopping on their own to pick mom and dad, or their guardian, a Christmas gift,” said event spokesperson Dori McRae, “We had some amazing elves to help us set up the hall so it resembled a small store where the children could make their own choices for presents and then also have them wrapped onsite so no one can sneak a peek.”
Gifts ranged in price from $1 to $5, with almost all being donated by community members and organizations.
Elves were also onsite to assist the little ones with their choice of gifts, and then to perform the gift wrapping service.
“It was really awesome,” reported Judy Armstrong, one of the event overseers. “I’m going to estimate that we had about a 100 kids shop over the two days. It was all thanks to this community who were so amazing in providing so many donated gifts.
“And thanks to some of our NTAC board members, office staff and a couple of amazing community members, including; Doris and George Tweeten, Harley and Lynn Wright, Glenda Feller, Liz Gilbert, Dori McRae, Candice Krueger, and Mary Lou Jones, this was a memorable event.”
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