Great weather contributed to an extremely generous mood in Ponoka last week.
The annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign at both local grocery outlets on Tuesday, Dec. 1 elicited a tremendous response from the community, according to Karen David – organizer of Ponoka Secondary’s Santa’s Anonymous project.
David, who is the school’s off-campus and distance learning coordinator, stated things went really well and that donations of money, food and toys all increased over last year. However, no specific figures were available at press time.
“I think the great weather helped our cause,” David said.
“A big thank you to all those that donated this year and a special thanks to Kassidy McCurdy and Cassandra Moulton for spearheading this event.”
About 20 students volunteered their time to sit at the collection tables at each store, along with five Ponoka Secondary staff members plus three community members who assisted with the collection of items including unloading everything at the school that evening.
David added that anyone in need this Christmas can still call the school at 403-783-4411 for assistance.