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'Christmas Store' gives nearly 150 kids chance at gifts for others


December 19, 2018

FAMILIES gather at the Kids Free Christmas Store to go shopping.

The Evangelical Church fellowship hall was a busy place Saturday, Dec. 15, as young shoppers and their families converged for the 4th annual Kids Free Christmas Store.

Founder and director Nancy Patton said the event was a success.

"We gave out 770 gifts with 147 shoppers age 12 and under," Patton said. "This is the only event in Sweet Home where kids shop for their families, not themselves, and all for free."

Young shoppers checked in with their families, were assigned a Personal Shopper, and were then allowed to go from table to table, picking items to give family members.

"We discoura...

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