I would like to thank residents of the community for once again taking the time to join me at last Saturday’s “Cookies with Santa in support of mental health” holiday event at the GRC! Thanks to the on-spot donations of attendees, $155 was raised to be donated to the Hopes Rising campaign for mental health services.
A fun time was had by all as the youth partook in cookie-decorating, craft-making, and of course, photos with Father Christmas himself, Santa Claus! I would like to thank Santa Claus for stopping by as well as Kevan Shantz and his team at the Goulbourn Recreation Centre (GRC) for helping out with the crafts for kids! It was also a great pleasure seeing my Councillor colleagues, Marianne Wilkinson, Mark Taylor, and Allan Hubley who stopped by to present their lists to Santa.
I also announced the winners of my annual Christmas Card Contest as selected by a committee of judges! A sincere congratulations goes out to the winners Holly Loiselle (Age 7), Jonathan Whitworth (Age 7), Alexis Clark (Age 8), and Melody Mae Whitworth (Age 9) and, of course, thank you to all of the youth who took the time to share with me your beautiful artwork! It was a pleasure to read through them.