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Posted December 15, 2011

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Annual Kid’s Kringle Lets Mountain View Students Shop for Parents, Themselves

Students and families at Mountain View Elementary will receive gifts today through the annual Kid’s Kringle sponsored by the Mountain View Neighborhood Association and supported by donations from area businesses and volunteers from several local Civitan Clubs and Bernalillo County offices.

Volunteers went to the Dollar Tree and bought gifts for 400 students and their moms and dads. On Thursday, Dec. 15, they will set up a “store” in the school cafeteria where students can pick out presents for their parents.  Each grade comes through separately, and the children “shop” for gifts for their parents in the “Women’s Department” and the “Men’s Department.”

More volunteers then helped them wrap the gifts in the “Gift Wrap Department.” After they are done with their shopping, students get to pick out a gift for themselves and enjoy cookies and milk.

Santa also raffles off eight gifts per grade, which adds even more excitement. And, as the children leave the cafeteria, they each receive a candy cane.

“These kids are so appreciative every year, and the school staff appreciates it, as well!  It’s a very touching day for all,” said volunteer Carol Kline, who started the event seven years ago.

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