Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree Plus Fundraiser Set Dec. 5

This Christmas Season, the Jamestown Rotary Club, with the help of many volunteers, will again be carrying on the tradition and celebrating the 60th year of the “Children’s  Christmas Shopping Spree Plus.”  and expect to take over 300 underprivileged Elemen-tary School Children, and over 100 Head Start Children shopping to purchase Christ-mas 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 5 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 in the past 59 years, 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 George Savastano  and Shopping Spree Coordinator Faye Stephens jointly announced that The Children’s Shopping Spree will be conducted on Saturday, December 19. 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 Hardee’s, McDonalds and Dairy Queen.  Drinks supplied by Mayfield Dairy and Pepsi.

Children chosen for the Shopping Spree MUST BE PRESENT on Saturday, December 19 in order to participate.

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

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.