PJ Day continued at HYC Friday

Well, the Christmas lights are starting to come out, ‘tis that time of the year again.
The HYC teens would like you to bring your Christmas spirit down to the mall on Dec. 12, where they will be holding a bake sale with half the proceeds to benefit cancer research through the Stettler Relay for Life.

This is how you do it - Gord Lawlor (right)

This is how you do it - Gord Lawlor (right)

Well, the Christmas lights are starting to come out, ‘tis that time of the year again.

The HYC teens would like you to bring your Christmas spirit down to the mall on Dec. 12, where they will be holding a bake sale with half the proceeds to benefit cancer research through the Stettler Relay for Life. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include lots of baked goods, a cake raffle and gift wrapping. Gift wrapping will also be available at the mall on Friday, Dec. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Spotlight program would like to send out a special thank you to Gord Lawlor for coming down last Monday to read Little Red Riding Hood. The enthusiasm that he brought to the reading was contagious, as was his ‘Granny voice’.

Following story time, Gord indulged the members by acting as director for their own rousing enactment of the tale, that had everyone one feeling like a star. Although the kids are sure that Mr. Lawlor must be from a special breed of adults, they would love to have more community members come in and get involved with the program. Anyone who would like to give this a try is encouraged to contact the youth center at 742-KIDS(5437) to set up a date.

Youth Center members were treated to a special HYC fitness break last week as Winnie Bisset, the HYC executive director, led a “Richard Simmons Sweating to the Oldies’ workout in full costume on Thursday. The kids got a kick out of the activity and we hope that Winnie ‘Simmons’ will make a return in the future.

Drop-in was a relaxing mix of flannel and fuzzies on Jammy Friday, embracing the SES PJ Day tradition. The HYC staff even got involved, sporting everything from pink reindeers to blue kitty print, but they were no match for the kids. The fantastic four were spotted, mini mouse was making friends and there were too many puppies on hand to count. A thoroughly comfy afternoon!

* A correction on last week’s column – The afterschool drop in has a program fee of $30/per member or $50/per family per year, but covers regular program activities Monday – Friday.*

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. – Margaret Thatcher