Noel Booth students reuse, repurpose, re-gift

Dear Editor,

A great Bradshaw/Noel Booth tradition was revived by a tireless group of parent volunteers in mid-December.

The Christmas Store transforms the school gym into a store full of donated items that children can buy for 50 cents to two dollars per item.

Children arrive in the gym with their lists of family members and happily shop for a half hour. They leave with bags full of new and nearly new items that have been wrapped and packaged in pleasing ways.

It is such a joy to watch them leave with their parcels that they are so proud to take home and put under the tree.

Parents, staff, and students are grateful to the many businesses and individuals who gave so generously to provide the hundreds of items that made the Christmas Store come to life.

Carol Osborne, Noel Booth Elementary

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