Thanks to one grade 8 junior student council member from Fernie Secondary School (FSS), more families will be able to celebrate Christmas this year.
“This project was proposed by Emily Stratton who is part of our WE Team for the junior student council,” said Fernie Secondary School teacher Janet Kuijt. “She knew that there was a need in town for Christmas support for Fernie families so she talked to the Salvation Army and came back and said we’ve got 15 families, one for every classroom.”
Each classroom took a look at the list and brought in donations or gifts, and by Dec. 14 most of the boxes were already full, according to Kuijt.
“We still have items coming in and we’re quite excited as we are celebrating coming into Christmas…”
Kuijt expressed her gratitude to Strachan for taking on such a large endeavor.