Girl Guides continue to stuff stockings for Christmas
Local group gets into the swing of the holidays with various activities
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.
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.