Children shop for Christmas at special event in Barriere

Children shop for Christmas at special event in Barriere

The Children’s Christmas Shopping Charity Event at the NT Volunteer Centre in the Ridge, was a success, not just for all the young shoppers, but also the $1000 raised for the Barriere Food Bank, and $41.25 raised for Pommy Country Rescue.

Numerous area youngsters turned out to shop for their family and friends during this Dec. 16 and 17 day event.

“Thank You Barriere for your generous support, we are able to make Christmas brighter for others,” said idea person and organizer Debbie Johnston, “So many happy faces buying – it will be a priceless Christmas morning for the recipients.”

Johnston says a special thank you to the elves who took time out of their busy schedules to help make the event a winner; Gene Birakowski, Ashley Wohlegemuth, Barb Eden, Candice Kruger, Carol Tournemille, Cori Walker, Cynthia Klassen, Jen Crosman, Jen Powers, Judy Armstrong, Kristen Abbot, Lorraine Cameron, Lorraine Theissen , Lynne Bode, Miette Koeneman, Nina MacKin, Sonya Jensen, Theresa Draper, and Wendi and Kazlan St. Goddard.

“To all those who donated, your generosity is greatly appreciated,” says Johnston, “A huge thank you to all for your generosity, contributions and help. Christmas morning may be very entertaining opening your treasures from the kids.”