Ponoka Secondary Campus is once again gearing up for this year’s Santa’s Anonymous campaign. The 2014 campaign is the 33rd 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 Nov. 7 to Dec. 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. We will be at IGA and No Frills on Tuesday, Dec. 2 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. If you would like to help us out, please contact the school at 783-4411 and give your name to Mrs. Slater.
From Dec.1 to Dec. 10, Ponoka Secondary Campus will be having a class competition at school 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 admission fee, 50/50 tickets and canned food donations all help to raise money for this worthy cause. Game night is Tuesday, Dec. 9 starting at 6:30 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 and 16 with classes coming in to help sort food and gifts and fill hampers. Hampers will be finalized on Tuesday, Dec. 16 and delivery is scheduled for after school on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
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. Slater. This year we are relying on contacts made to the school. Please contact the school no later than Friday, Dec. 12.
If you have any questions regarding our 2014 Santa’s Anonymous campaign, please contact Mrs. Karen David at 783-4411 extension 5132.
Please consider donating to Santa’s Anonymous this Christmas.