Christmas parties coming up at the youth center

A huge thank you this week to
the brave Stettler and area residents
that came out in the frigid
Saturday weather, to support the
HYC Teens’ annual bake sale (and
gift wrapping).

At the bake sale – HYC program director Tamona Boettcher (second from left) and members (Hannah McKay

At the bake sale – HYC program director Tamona Boettcher (second from left) and members (Hannah McKay

A huge thank you this week to the brave Stettler and area residents that came out in the frigid Saturday weather, to support the HYC Teens’ annual bake sale (and gift wrapping). Your donations have helped the teens programs, as well as allowing the members to make a $150.00 donation to the Stettler Relay for Life for cancer research. The members hope to present the cheque to the Relay for Life committee at their next meeting. The sale also had a couple of out of town winners this year for the cake and centerpiece raffles.

Once again, HYC’s super supporter Lloyd Smith, as well as community and youth center members will be out collecting sponsors this month, for the annual Bowl for Kids fundraiser. This year’s theme is the Olympics and the event will take place on Friday, Feb. 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Heartland Bowl. If you and your co-workers, teammates, coffee buddies or family would like to join in the fun and collect some pledges, please give the HYC a call at 742-KIDS(5437) to register. Prizes for best Olympic outfits will be awarded, so make sure to step out in style. P.S: Wearing your outfit while collect pledges may equal extra points with the judges (get pictures!).

The HYC will be in full holiday swing this week, with Christmas parties left, right and center. Keystone and Torch will kick it off with special holiday fun for drop-in members on Tuesday, after school. Rumour has it that Santa has added the event to his busy schedule, there will be fun games and treat bags – donated by Stettler Board of Trade. The members will also celebrate a special birthday with long standing HYC supporter Lloyd Smith. Happy birthday Lloyd.

The teens will follow with their own party Wednesday evening, an easy going event full of pizza, games and a movie. The HYC staff will round out the week with a Thursday lunch to chit chat and spread some holiday cheer.

The Youth Center will be closed for the holidays starting Monday, Dec. 21 and will reopen to dropin and programs on Monday, Jan. 4. Have a safe and happy holiday everyone and we look forward to seeing you in 2010! I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.

—Bernard Manning