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PCHS Students’ Council is once again gearing up for this year’s Santa’s Anonymous program. The 2008 Campaign is the 27th Anniversary of Students’ Council sponsorship of this worthwhile community project. Starting in 1981 to provide gifts to children in need, it has grown to provide gifts, a food hamper and a turkey 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. 13 to Dec. 11 to help in the gathering of food and gifts. The most needed gifts are for teens 13 to 18 years of age. A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to Jerel Peters and the Wolf Creek Youth for Christ group in our school for decorating the boxes. Monetary donations will also be accepted at the school. Any help is most appreciated.
In addition, Students’ Council is organizing a ‘Stuff-a-Bus’ event at the two grocery stores in town during their discount days. We will be at IGA on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and at Extra Foods on Monday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 from 9:30am to 9:00pm. We hope the community will buy a ‘little extra’ and drop it off on their way out. We need about 10 to 20 parent volunteers to ‘man the bus’ during the day until school is out. Volunteers would work 2 hour shifts during the day. If you would like to help us out, please contact the school at 783-4411 and give your name to Mrs. Barb Bonnett.
During the week of Dec. 3 – 10 we will be having a Period 2A class competition to collect food. The class that collects the most food per person will receive a pizza party!
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 admission fee, 50/50 tickets and canned food donations all help to raise money for this worthy cause. Game night is Wednesday, Dec. 10 starting at 7:30 p.m. A big ‘thank you’ goes out to Mr. Ron Labrie for spearheading this event each year.
Wrapping of gifts is slated for Monday, Dec. 15 with the help of our classes throughout the day. Classes can book in and each student will be given the ages of children to select and wrap gift for.
Food hampers will be put together during the week of Dec. 8 – 12 with classes coming in to help sort food and fill hampers. Hampers will be finalized on Tuesday, Dec. 16 and delivery is scheduled for after school on, Thursday Dec. 18.
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. This year we are relying on contacts made to the school.
If you have any questions regarding our 2008 Santa’s Anonymous Campaign, please contact Mrs. David at 783-4411 extension 5132.
Please consider donating to Santa’s Anonymous this Christmas.