The table is set up in the hallway and the tree is awaiting its ornaments. Veteran elves from the Leadership group are ‘training’ newbie elves from Grade 3 and supervising the receipt of donations from generous students. New, unwrapped gifts for all ages, nonperishable food items, and cash donations, are traded for paper ornaments with which to adorn the wooden tree.
These Santa’s Elves donations will be added to the mountain of food contributed by purchasers of Festival of Trees tickets. More elves have volunteered to help set up for this P.A.W.S.event, as well as to bus tables at the dinner. P.A.W.S. Project Coordinator, Vanessa Lewis, remarked that she never has any problems finding volunteers from our students. They’re a willing and giving bunch.