Ponoka Composite High School is once again gearing up for this year’s Santa’s Anonymous program. The 2013 Campaign is the 32th Anniversary of PSC’s sponsorship of this worthwhile community project. Started 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 November 8 to December 10 to help in the gathering of food and gifts. The most needed gifts are for teens 13—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 during their discount days. We will be at IGA and No Frills on Tuesday, December 3 from 9:00am to 8:00pm. We hope the community will buy a ‘little extra’ and drop it off on their way out. If you would like to help us out, please contact the school at 783-4411 and give your name to Mrs. Bonnett.
During the week of December 4 – 11 we will be having a class competition at school 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 $2.00 admission fee, 50/50 tickets and canned food donations all help to raise money for this worthy cause. Game night is Wednesday, December 11th starting at 6:15 p.m. A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to Mr. Ron Labrie for spearheading this event each year.
Food and gift hampers will be put together December 11, 12, 13 & 16 with classes coming in to help sort food and gifts and fill hampers. Hampers will be finalized on Tuesday, December 17th and delivery is scheduled for after school on Wednesday, December 18th.
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 783-4411 and speak with Mrs. Bonnett. This year we are relying on contacts made to the school. Please contact the school no later than Friday, December 13th.
If you have any questions regarding our 2013 Santa’s Anonymous Campaign, please contact Mrs. Karen David at 783-4411 extension 5132.
Please consider donating to Santa’s Anonymous this Christmas!