United Way promotes Christmas Spirit Day

By Roger White
December 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the Battlefords United Way reminds you that Christmas is supposed to be a time for fun, friends and family. With that in mind the non-profit organization is hoping to start a new fun-filled tradition in the area called Christmas Spirit Day.

Organizer Jennifer Rooke said the premise behind Christmas Spirit Day is similar to the Ugly Christmas Sweater Day that was held for several years but with a new wrinkle.

“We are hoping that businesses have a lot of fun with this,” said Rooke. “We want you to dress up in your Christmas attire whether it’s a Santa suit, elf costume, ugly Christmas sweater or however creative you want to get.”

Rooke added that those who take part can upload a photo of their group to the Battlefords United Way Facebook page for a chance to win a pizza party from Blend Restaurant.

“It’s just $5 per person who takes part in your group and you can register until Dec. 13,”she added. “The actual Christmas Spirit Day is Friday Dec. 15 and we have several registrations already.”

Members of the United Way board of directors will judge the entries to determine who wins the pizza party.

Rooke notes the organization hopes to raise a few hundred dollars through this initiative.

“The Battlefords United Way doesn’t do a lot of fundraising throughout the year,” Rooke said. “This is one of our smaller events but it’s a fun one so we hope lots of people partake.”

She encourages businesses to challenge one another for bragging rights as well.

“We have some classes at Northwest College challenging each other so it looks like this is going to be exciting for them and hopefully other businesses will follow suit.”

Registration forms are available here

 

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