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Upcoming "Christmas Store" Gives Kids Freedom to Pick Out Gifts
Upcoming "Christmas Store" Gives Kids Freedom to Pick Out Gifts
This Saturday (December 3rd), and for the first time since 2019, the Women's Club in Anaconda will have just that; a Christmas Store designed specifically for children "only" to shop for their loved ones. It's an exciting experience for the kiddos. Volunteers will be on-site to help these young shoppers pick out up to 8 items priced at ONLY $1 each. Community members over the past month brought in donations and gifts, so the selection is expected to be great! Volunteers will also be there to wrap all chosen gifts. Here's where to bring your youngster for a shopping experience like no other this Saturday: Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall at 106 Cherry in Anaconda. The Christmas Store will be open from 9 a.m. until noon. Proceeds will go towards AJHS Women's Club Scholarships. Let the shopping begin!
Uptown Butte Christmas Stroll; A Local Favorite
Uptown Butte Christmas Stroll; A Local Favorite
Throughout the Mining City, every resident has their own set of traditions and period of time when they "plan" to start celebrating the holiday season. Many customarily start decorating and buying gifts for Christmas at the onset of Thanksgiving. Some have been ready since last summer, while others wait a few days before December 25th to get into the spirit. Then, there are those who have key events that help gear them up for the holiday. One popular and inspiring event in the community that has done just that for so many is the Uptown Butte Christmas Stroll! Like clockwork, it all happens tomorrow night (December 2nd) for everyone in the community and the surrounding area to enjoy! Butte's Stroll has been the leading festive gathering in the area to full-heartedly welcome the December month for decades! Its nostalgic and festive appeal is what keeps people coming back for more.
Thompson Family Food Drive "Means it" this Saturday
Thompson Family Food Drive "Means it" this Saturday
The Thompson Family City Wide Food Drive is when you leave non-perishable food items near your mailbox for volunteers to pick up between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is preferred that items be set in a grocery bag and made available by 10 a.m. this Saturday. Other items in need include paper towels, toilet paper, deodorant and shampoo. If you would rather bring your items to a drop off location, you may do so at the Butte Emergency Food Bank (1019 East Second), and select spots at Safeway on Front Street, Three Bears Alaska, and the Racetrack Fire Hall off of Farragut. Cash donations are also very much appreciated and can be made by visiting HERE. The food drive this Saturday is in memory of Jim and Margie Thompson, who operated Thompson Distributing in Butte with their family and staff for years, and where the Drive was first established. Here's to all of us "meaning it" by coming together to do our part!

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