Rockin’ Christmas

Santa helper Hannah helps Ally find an item. Ally was buying for her family.

This year’s Christmas Kids Shoppe at Messiah Lutheran Church in Red Lodge broke all records for attendance and free gifts. Over the past two weekends, 269 children selected 1,236 gifts that were wrapped, packaged and tagged by members of the Church alone with volunteers of all ages playing Santa’s helpers. Last year there were 225 shoppers with 1,101 gifts bought. One of a legion of organizers for this year’s event Shirley Overton expressed the Church’s thanks to people and all of the businesses who donated items for the Shoppe.