Girl Guides con­tinue to stuff stock­ings for Christ­mas

Lo­cal group gets into the swing of the hol­i­days with var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Front page - BY JONATHAN PARSONS [email protected]­acket.ca Twit­ter: @je­j­par­sons

The Girl Guides of the Bon­av­ista Penin­sula have been flat out this year, par­tak­ing in many Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing car­ol­ing, par­tic­i­pat­ing in pa­rades and con­tin­u­ing their stuff-a-stock­ing cam­paign this year.

The stuff-a-stock­ing be­gan by the Girl Guides in Trin­ity Bay North with the in­tent of link­ing with the Girl Guides Canada Na­tional Ser­vice Pro­ject “Ac­tion on Poverty.”

This year, the lo­cal Guides from Trin­ity Bay North and Trin­ity Bight, along with con­tri­bu­tions from the units in Bon­av­ista, the Women’s In­sti­tute and Beavers in Port Union, have con­tin­ued the cam­paign.

As of Fri­day, Dec. 14, they’ve al­ready stuffed over 100 stock­ings, which will be do­nated to those in need this hol­i­day sea­son by lo­cal com­mu­nity groups. Each stock­ing is tai­lored to a spe­cific age and gen­der.

In ad­di­tion to the stock­ing stuff­ing, Girl Guides en­joyed join­ing in on a float in the an­nual Santa Claus pa­rade, and even made time to go to Shirley’s Haven home in Catalina to carol for the res­i­dents.

The groups have been hard at work bring­ing Christ­mas spirit to those in the area, and they are sure to be many res­i­dents of the Bon­av­ista Penin­sula re­gion thank­ful for their ef­forts this year.

ALL PHO­TOS CONTRIBUTED

Catalina Guid­ing Unit car­ol­ing at Shirley’s Haven home this year.

Katie Fowlow and her mom Jennifer. Katie is a Brownie from Port Rex­ton and Jennifer is a Lion with the Port Rex­ton Lions Club who gave a $75 do­na­tion and filled five stock­ings with the do­na­tion.

The Girl Guides af­ter the Catalina Santa Claus pa­rade.

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