Lincoln School PTA ran it’s annual, non-profit Holiday Shop for students differently this year and it was hit.
Instead of being held during the school day for a week in December with classes taking turns visiting it and children purchasing all kinds of inexpensive holiday gift items for family members, it was combined with other activities on Saturday afternoon December 14th from 1 to 4 p.m.
“I think it went really well and we will continue to do this for years to come,’’ PTA President Leslie Klaver said.
Because the event was held on a Saturday afternoon, more than 50 families attended.
Having the different activities for children and their families allowed some parents the opportunity for one child to shop privately for gifts while another sibling was busy in another area of the school.
Both Klaver and Amber Benedict, PTA treasurer, said they were hearing a lot of good comments about the event being held on a Saturday and that there were other free activities for children that didn’t want to shop.
“It is a very family-friendly event and we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback,” Benedict said.
Klaver also appreciatively noted the assistance of six Lincoln staff members and 8 NHS student volunteers as well as other family volunteers.
“We’d also like to say a special thanks to Kathy Eckert,” she said. “Kathy did a lot and without her, this event would not have been possible.”
Ginter was delighted with the success of the event.
“This was a tremendous opportunity for our Lincoln school families, and I am so grateful for the PTA for putting it on,” he said. “I am thankful for all of the volunteers and staff that made this a special event for the families. We look forward to this becoming a new holiday tradition at Lincoln School.”
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