First Christmas with Dignity a success
Springville’s first annual Christmas with Dignity store was held on Dec. 22nd at the White Barn on Hwy 190. Many businesses, including Hula Towing, Roady’s, the Hamburger Stand, CF Smith Reality, Target, the Walmart Distribution Center, the Springville Ranch and several Springville residents donated new toys and money to make the store a huge success.
The owners of the Springville Ranch also donated the use of the White Barn for the event.
Volunteers set up the building to look like a store so that people who had been referred by community organizations could come and shop for their families, buying brand new items at greatly reduced prices.
The store opened at 4 p.m. with a prayer led by the organizer, Julie Musson. Sixteen families participated, buying gifts for 47 children in all. The money which was collected after everyone had shopped was divided up between two local families, each of whom received gift cards from Food4Less. They were surprised and ecstatic to receive the gift cards just before Christmas. Many thanks to all who were involved in making the Christmas with Dignity event a great success.