PHOTOS: Children’s Christmas Shopping Party

Bauer, Xander and Disney Wilson (three, six and three months old) get their photo taken with Santa.
Carter Mandrusiak, age four, and Mateo Herbert, age one.
Kristie Hinkley from Sommer Home Hardware smiles for the camera.
Gabrielle Hart, left, and Kori Hart of Torch and Teal.
Helpful elves: The Children’s Christmas Shopping Party, sponsored by the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce, was held at St. Augustine School Dec. 7. Children enjoyed a day of shopping, with help from “elves” (the Scouts), who also helped to wrap and tag their gifts, got to visit with Santa, and were treated to complementary cookies from Sommer Home Hardware. Photos by Emily Jaycox
The St. Augustine Grade 8 and 9 students’ gingerbread competition entries were on display during the Children’s Christmas Shopping Party Dec. 7. Shoppers voted for their favourite house by donating change in the jars in front of each house. All the donated money will go towards KidSport Ponoka. The winning house creators will receive personalized chef coats.
Nash Remillard, six, and Grayson Remillard, eight, sit with Santa.
The Scouts were Santa’s elves for the day, helping kids with their shopping and wrapping presents. L-R: Gabe Haakonson, Andrew Moffat, Eilidh Irvine, Zoey Wilson, Thea Thompson, Annayah Haakonson, Brent Wilson and Ian Smith.

Helpful elves: The Children’s Christmas Shopping Party, sponsored by the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce, was held at St. Augustine School Dec. 7. Children enjoyed a day of shopping, with help from “elves” (the Scouts), who also helped to wrap and tag their gifts, got to visit with Santa, and were treated to complementary cookies from Sommer Home Hardware. Photos by Emily Jaycox

Bauer, Xander and Disney Wilson (three, six and three months old) get their photo taken with Santa.

The Scouts were Santa’s elves for the day, helping kids with their shopping and wrapping presents. L-R: Gabe Haakonson, Andrew Moffat, Eilidh Irvine, Zoey Wilson, Thea Thompson, Annayah Haakonson, Brent Wilson and Ian Smith.

Kristie Hinkley from Sommer Home Hardware smiles for the camera.

The St. Augustine Grade 8 and 9 students’ gingerbread competition entries were on display during the Children’s Christmas Shopping Party Dec. 7. Shoppers voted for their favourite house by donating change in the jars in front of each house. All the donated money will go towards KidSport Ponoka. The winning house creators will receive personalized chef coats.

Gabrielle Hart, left, and Kori Hart of Torch and Teal.

Carter Mandrusiak, age four, and Mateo Herbert, age one.

Nash Remillard, six, and Grayson Remillard, eight, sit with Santa.

By Emily Jaycox

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