Local News

Auction kicks off a season of giving

by Morinville News Staff

For the 17th consecutive year, Coach’s Corner will open its doors for the Annual Santa Store Auction on Nov. 22. The annual fundraising event for the Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store raised more than $22,765 last year for a community program that ensures low-income families are able to provide a Christmas for their children…. […]

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Morinville News

Annual auction to kick off a season of giving

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – For the 16th consecutive year, Coach’s Corner will open its doors for the Annual Santa Store Auction on Nov. 16. The annual fundraising event for the Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store raised more than $22,038 last year for a community program that ensures low-income families are able to provide a Christmas for their children. … […]

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Morinville News

Santa Store looking at greater need this season

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store opened Wednesday for another season of helping struggling families put a smile on their children’s faces come Christmas morning. But if early numbers are any indication, the charitable initiative is going to need as much help as it can get this season to make Christmas special for local families who otherwise would have none… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A tale of two Christmas lists

Christmas is coming and Sarah and Tim both have their lists to make. Tim, being eight, has a list not unlike many boys his age. It’s the list of items he is hoping Santa will give him the OK on and drop down his chimney Christmas Eve. Sarah, being 32, a single mom and working two part time jobs, has a different kind… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Community groups looking to help those in need

Mr. Editor:

As we head into the holiday season, most families will celebrate and enjoy Christmas but there are individuals and families in the Morinville area that are struggling to make ends meet. Just one layoff or injury is all it takes to cause a family despair at this time of year… […]

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Local News

Record Year for Santa Store Charity Auction

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The total raised at the 14th Annual Santa Store Charity Auction was $20,003 and counting Saturday night. Linda Krauskopf, one of the directors of the Midstream Support Society, said as people were paying for their purchases some were donating additional money to the cause. Early in the payment process, they were at $20,103.00 and others were still lined up at the cashier’s table… […]

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Local News

Work on Santa Store begins early for volunteers

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One could argue not even Santa’s elves have the work ethic of volunteers who work to make the annual Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store a success. As the store is laying the groundwork necessary for the store to open for a 14th year of assisting local families in need to provide one major and one minor gift for their children at Christmas time, volunteers have already begun hitting the pavement looking for assistance with the cause… […]

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Local News

Santa Store helps put a smile on children’s faces

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Midstream Support Society volunteers are busy this week getting their annual Santa Store ready to open Wednesday. The store, located in the Community Corner Drop In on 101 Street, provides parents who are struggling to find a way to provide their children with Christmas gifts a way to do so.

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