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OLW supporting ‘Operation Christmas Child’

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Once again this year, Our Lady of the Way School is looking forward to participating in “Operation Christmas Child.”

Suggested items to be included in shoe boxes destined for children in the Third World this Christman are school supplies, crayons, colouring books, calculators, and hygiene items.

OLW asks that each family send items for either a boy or girl. Each class will pack shoe boxes for one girl and one boy age appropriate for their class (no perishables or breakable items please).

These items should be at the school by Nov. 10 in order for them to be received by Christmas.

In other news, students and staff at OLW will be participating in a Remembrance Day ceremony this Friday (Nov. 9) at 10:45 a.m. at the Stratton cenotaph.

The public is invited to attend.

Meanwhile, the book fair held there recently raised more than $900, of that $120 went towards prizes for the reading program and $464 towards the purchase of new books for the library.

The door prize was won by Ashley Sharp, who received $25 in free books for herself and $25 in free books for the grade seven/eight class.

A big thank you to Theresa Sharp, Wanda Heyens, Dorothy Sharp, Jody Jolicouer, and Mary O’Connor for helping out with the book fair.

The walk-a-thon also was another great success, with OLW raising $1,770. Winner of the $100 was the Zimmerman family.

Finally, Kim Desserre is organizing a youth choir for OLW Church. Those interested persons can sign up at the office or contact her at 483-5412.

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