First Posted: 1/8/2014
The Rotary Club of Dallas recently hosted its 49th annual Christmas shopping spree for 45 Back Mountain children from the school districts of Dallas, Lake Lehman and Northwest.
McDonald’s in Shavertown provided a complimentary breakfast for the children. Then they were off to the Bon Ton at the Midway Shopping Center where they were treated to coats, boots, hats, mittens and outfits for school.
The children were paired with a chaperone, appointed by the Dallas Rotary Club, to help them with their selections on their wishes-come-true shopping day. And each child had his or her picture taken with the Rotary Santa. Students from Misericordia University and Dallas High School also assisted the Rotarians with the event.
The Dallas Rotary Club provided a generous shopping allowance for each child and a discount coupon from the Bon Ton stretched their shopping dollars even further. The Rotarians raised the money through their annual fall charity golf tournament, their wine festival last summer, and generous donations from foundations at a local church.
At the end of the day, the children boarded the big yellow school bus provided by Davis Bus Company and headed back to Dallas to rejoin their families.