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Collecting presents for Seniors Secret Santa



Items can be dropped off at In Your Drawers or The Weekly Anchor



by Deanna Mitchener alone for Christmas you are invited to please join to hear from you. You can contact Judy Whitnack
the festivities at the Pioneer Cabin for the Secret at 780-723-1274 or Ashley McLeod at 780-723-
Judy Whitnack is starting an annual Secret Santa event. If you know of any seniors that have 1586.
Santa for Seniors in Edson this year. Judy said no plans or family around for Christmas please Lets help spread a little of the holiday cheer to
Blind View she got the idea from a group that does it in let them know they are welcome to attend. our seniors.
Window Fashions Calgary. Or, if you can help volunteer they would like
"I had never heard of it before and then came
across a post on a website. My daughter and I
thought it was a great idea as we have so many
seniors in this area," said Whitnack.
"We thought we would volunteer and see if we
Custom Window Treatments can get it going here in our own community. A
since 1988
lot of seniors don't have family to spend the day
with so this event is for them," said Judy.
"We are trying to gather donations of
780.723.5734 Julie Van Ember unwrapped Christmas gifts for seniors. We have
780.542.0898 blindvw@gmail.com two drop off locations —one is at In Your
Drawers and the second is at The Weekly
blind view Anchor," said Whitnack.
They would like to have donations dropped off
by the end of October.
window the gifts and sort them into two different groups
"We will need some volunteers to help wrap
one for males, and one for females. We are also
fashions in need of volunteers to transport seniors who
may need a ride to the Pioneer Cabin on
December 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. then giving
them a ride back home," said Whitnack.
"The afternoon will consist of refreshments,
with Santa making a special visit to meet seniors.
We are hoping to have some Christmas carolers
for entertainment. Any seniors that can't make it
January 4, January 25 to the cabin on December 18, we will have
volunteers drop off their Secret Santa gift," said
Whitnack. The Last Duck Standing live auction during the Duck Unlimited event held in Edson on
February 15 If you are 60 years of age or older and will be September 24 at the Legion. The winner was Lisa Bush who took home a signed Oilers jersey
as well as a rifle. photo Sue Ann Common

March 7, 28 SENIOR SECRET SANTASENIOR SECRET SANTA



April 18 Seniors? Alone for Christmas? Please join us
Seniors? Alone for Christmas? Please join us

for a Christmas Celebration.
May 9, 30 for a Christmas Celebration.


June 20 Thank you to the over 100 volunteers who helped



July 11 with this year’s Food Bank Drive. The response

was overwhelming.

August 1, 29 A huge thank you to all the people who supported



Sept. 12 the drive and helped fill our shelves.

Meet Amber! This chubby little ball of fur
October 3, 24 Please contact us! Judy Whitnack at is the sweetest!!! She loves to cuddle and
Please contact us! Judy Whitnack at
give kisses, she is super playful with her
780-723-1274 or
780-723-1274 or
foster siblings and is great with kids, other
November 14 Ashley McLeod at 780-723-1586 cats and is learning to trust the big dogs.
Ashley McLeod at 780-723-1586
Amber is available through our Foster to
before October 31, 2016.
before October 31, 2016.
Adopt program.
December 5, 26? Come meet our adoptable animals this Saturday, October 15
at the Edson Library from 12-3. You might just fall in love!
We're excited to announce our Family Halloween Party
at the Lions Club on Oct 29.
Watch our Facebook page for more information
Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at In Your Drawers
Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at In Your Drawers Visit edsonanimalrescue.com for more information or 780-712-6788.
Visit edsonanimalrescue.com for more information or 780-712-6788.
or The Weekly Anchor office or give us a call.
or The Weekly Anchor office or give us a call.
JASON HIRD TRUCKINGJASON HIRD TRUCKING
Sponsored by:
Refreshments and gifts will be available at the
Refreshments and gifts will be available at the 780-712-9493
Pioneer Cabin on December 18 from 1-4 pm. Fax: 780-723-2213
Pioneer Cabin on December 18 from 1-4 pm.
Call 780-723-9493 for information
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