Annual fest for kids surviving cancer set! - December 01, 2006
The staff and students of North Side High School are sponsoring their 20th Annual Christmas Party for Kids Surviving Cancer and their families. The party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 1-4:30 p.m. and will be held in North Side's cafeteria and auditorium. The event is sponsored by North Side students and is for all the children in the family dealing with the day-to-day financial and emotional struggles with having a son or daughter who has cancer. North Side students plan, organize and host this Christmas party where the families are treated to a beautifully decorated event that consists of music, singing, magic, entertainment, a Christmas play and a visit from Santa (bearing gifts for each child in the family) and, of course, food and refreshments. Forty families, including over 100 children will be in attendance. These families have been referred by Cancer Services of Allen County. Over 300 students and staff members contribute to this event (either with money or time, or both), and many organizations also help out. Media is invited and may also catch the following events leading up to the party: * On Tuesday, Dec 5, students will be leaving North Side by bus (5:45 p.m.) to go shopping from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Maysville Road Wal-Mart. The store graciously donated $500 this year. Students have adopted a child, which means that they will shop for gifts for their child and host them during the party. * On Thursday, Dec. 7, beginning at 2:40 p.m. and lasting until 5 p.m. in the Commons Area at North Side, students will be wrapping the gifts that they purchased for their children. Activities during the party on Dec. 10 include performances by the school Show Choir, strings ensemble, a magician, Balloons to the Moon balloon twisting and Red Hot Steppers-Step Team. Refreshments will be served and Santa, loaded with gifts for all of the children, will make his traditional visit. The school is located at 475 E. State Blvd. Principal is Charles DeFord. For information, contact Don Wiley or Ken Battershell, teachers, 467-2755 or 467-2758.