Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree Plus Fundraiser Dec. 3rd

This Christmas Season, the Jamestown Rotary Club, with the help of many volunteers, will again be carrying on the tradition and celebrating the 61st year of the “Children’s  Christmas Shopping Spree Plus”  and expect to take over 300 underprivileged Elementary School Children, and over 100 Head Start Children shopping to purchase Christmas gifts for themselves, and their family members.  It’s the child’s choice.

Money will be raised during the annual “Radio Thon” conducted by WDEB and WCLC on Saturday afternoon, December 3 from 1:00 till 3:00 p.m. following the Rotary Club Christmas Parade that same Saturday morning.  “The Children’s Shopping Spree – Plus,” has grown so much since its beginning in 1955 with a small group of orphans, that “PLUS” was recently added to the title in order to make available any surplus funds to benefit children throughout the year as needs arise.

In addition, other pledges and donations will be received from interested citizens.  Last year the event exceeded the goal of $20,000 by raising over $25,000, which allowed the organization to extend Christmas gifts to Foster Children and Children of  Soldiers Serving Our Country Stationed Away From Home.

Jamestown Rotary Club President Bryant Johnson,   and Shopping Spree Coordinator Faye Stephens jointly announced that The Children’s Shopping Spree will be conducted on Saturday, December 17th. There will be a short orientation meeting for workers and volunteers at 6:00 a.m. at York Institute prior to taking the children shopping.  It is very important for the helpers to attend this meeting for instructions.  Breakfast will be served for the CHILDREN ONLY around 7:00 a.m., NO ADULTS PLEASE…Breakfast is compliments of McDonalds and Dairy Queen.  Drinks supplied by Mayfield Dairy and Pepsi.

Children chosen for the Shopping Spree MUST BE PRESENT on Saturday, December 17 in order to participate. THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UPS!

At least 150 helpers will be needed.  To volunteer your assistance, please call Faye Stephens at 704-1848.

Your donations of time and dollars will most certainly create smiling faces and laughter in the hearts of many needy children in Fentress County this Holiday Season.  Help us let every child have a gift under the Christmas tree for themselves; and, someone they love.

Be generous this year, you’ll be glad you were.

Please send donations to:

Children’s Shopping Spree-Plus, C/O Jamestown Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1004, Jamestown, TN 38556.

Volunteer Contact: 704-1848

ALSO: The Children’s Shopping Spree is also supportive of a drive for COATS, BLANKETS and/or THROWS to be colleced at all

the banks in Fentress County.  Deadline for delivery is December 15th at 4:00 p.m.