Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC) is once again gearing up for this year’s Santa’s Anonymous campaign.
The 2016 campaign is the 35rd Anniversary of PSC’s sponsorship of this worthwhile community project. It started in 1981 to provide gifts to children in need and has grown to provide gifts, food hampers and turkeys to those in need at Christmas. Community support has also grown with donations and sponsorships coming in each year. Even with this support, students still organize a number of activities leading up to Christmas.
Collection boxes will be placed in many stores, churches and schools from Nov. 14 to Dec. 12 to help in the gathering of food and gifts. The most needed gifts are for teens 13 to 18 years of age. Monetary donations will also be accepted at the school. Any help is most appreciated.
In addition, we are organizing a Stuff-a-Bus event at the two grocery stores in town. We will be at IGA and No Frills on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. We hope the community will buy a little extra and drop it off on their way out.
From Nov. 28 to Dec. 12 PSC will be having an in-school class competition to collect food. This year we will be playing a bingo game to collect food.
Another event is the annual Santa Showdown Hockey Game where staff and students square off at the arena complex for a fun filled game. A $2.00 admission, 50/50 tickets and canned food donations all help to raise money for this worthy cause. Game night is Tuesday, Dec. 13th starting at 6:30 p.m. A big Thank You goes out to Ron Labrie for spearheading this event each year.
Food and gift hampers will be put together from Dec. 13 to 19 with classes coming in to help sort food and gifts and fill hampers. Hampers will be finalized on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and delivery is scheduled for after school on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
If you are in need or you know of any families in Ponoka who might be in need this Christmas season, please contact the office at 403-783-4411 and speak with Mrs. Slater after Dec. 1. Please contact the school no later than Friday, Dec. 16.
If you have any questions regarding our 2016 Santa’s Anonymous Campaign, please contact Karen David at 403-783-4411, extension 5132.
Please consider donating to Santa’s Anonymous this Christmas.