In­spir­ing idea shares gifts with Sal­va­tion Army

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

Giv­ing in­stead of re­ceiv­ing was the theme for a Christ­mas party cel­e­brated by a group of lo­cal girls.

Marissa Hil­moe, 10, de­cided to host a Christ­mas party with a few of her clos­est friends. In­stead of ex­chang­ing gifts with one an­other, her idea was to have each guest bring a gift to give to the Sal­va­tion Army.

This past week the girls per­son­ally de­liv­ered their gifts to the Sal­va­tion Army. They had a chance to tour the build­ing with Cap­tain Michael Ram­say, giv­ing them a chance to see how many do­na­tions are needed and all of the work that goes into the Food Bank for feed­ing the hun­gry, not only at Christ­mas time but all year long.

Each girl came away with an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of how for­tu­nate they are.

Cap­tain Michael Ram­say from the Sal­va­tion Army, along with his daugh­ter Sarah-Grace, ac­cepts the gifts from Marissa Hil­moe, Nicole Wil­lows, Syd­ney Gruet­zner, Katie Braun, and

Brook­lyn Spanier. Miss­ing from the photo is Shae Cong­don.

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