Charity Checkstop coming again to Wetaskiwin Nov. 24

Event to benefit Victim Services, Secret Santa in Walmart parking lot

Santa Claus will be making a special, early visit to Wetaskiwin this year as the annual Charity Checkstop to benefit Wetaskiwin Victim Services and Secret Santa will be held Saturday, Nov. 24.

Wetaskiwin Victim Services executive director Petra Pfeiffer said the event is in its ninth year, and will return to the Walmart parking lot this year. She said lots of volunteers, including local police, fire department, advocates and board members will be present collecting donations for the two organizations.

Pfeiffer said in addition to collecting cash donations for Victim Services, the event also collects donations of toys and non-perishable food items for the Secret Santa program.

According to the City of Wetaskiwin website, “Wetaskiwin Secret Santa provides families with a Christmas dinner voucher and toys for children ranging from infant to age 16. Applications must be made in person and a proof of current residential address and Alberta Health Care Cards for all children must be presented at the time of the application. Applicant must live in the City of Wetaskiwin or the County of Wetaskiwin, within the boundary from Highway 2 East to the Camrose County line.”

She noted the event was moved from Hwy. #2A last year over safety concerns.

The event will be set up at the far end of the Walmart parking lot; look for the flashing emergency lights. Also, volunteers will be at the front of the store.

Pfeiffer said this event is a very important fundraising day for Wetaskiwin Victims Services. “It has a huge, huge impact,” said Pfeiffer Nov. 14. She said the funds sometimes support clients or sometimes other program expenses. She said Wetaskiwin and area is traditionally very generous, as this event raised about $10,000 last year and Victim Services is very grateful for the show of support.

The event will run from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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