140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shriners shop with kids

Chuck and Kay Leon, back, and Santa, (George Krob) visit with kids during the Shriner's Clothe-a-Child event.
Courtesy Photo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Bradshaw Mountain Shrine Club and brother club, Yavapai Shrine, took 100 children shopping for Christmas presents for themselves and family members bright and early on Dec. 6.

Shriners met the children at school at 6:30 a.m. and volunteer bus drivers took them to Walmart on Highway 69, where McDonald's provided breakfast.

Then volunteer shoppers, including Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ROTC cadets, local high school students, friends and family, helped each child spend $100.

After the shopping spree, Santa Claus (Shriner George Krob) presented each child with a toy, candy and fruit.

The Yavapai Shrine Club will bring 100 more children to Walmart to shop this coming weekend.

"We would like to thank all our volunteers, and especially Walmart and their cashiers, along with local people who were generous with their donations," said Fred Boehm, Bradshaw Mountain Shrine Club president. "Their efforts helped the kids have a Merry Christmas."

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