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Camp Fire kids sing for Food Bank’s supper Dec. 9-10

MARYSVILLE — The Haggen Food & Pharmacy located at 3711 88th St. NE in Marysville will serve as the site for the third annual holiday ornament canned food drive, by two Mega Camp Fire Clubs in Marysville, from 4-6 p.m. on Dec. 9-10.

Leslie Buell, one of the adult club leaders, explained that the Marysville Camp Fire kids have been busy making felt gingerbread men, as well as other felt ornaments that will be displayed on a foil tree at Haggen’s. These ornaments will be free, in exchange for any canned food donations the kids collect for the Marysville Community Food Bank at Haggen’s.

Bring them a donation and you can pick any ornament off their tree.

“Each year, we collect between 80-100 pounds of food, and with both the Marysville Mega clubs — Westwood Crossing and the Cedar Grove Apartments — caroling this year, we hope to double that number,” Buell said. “Last year, we had a lady who picked out a brown felt gingerbread man, then went shopping, and when she was leaving the store, she had enjoyed her ornament so much that she donated even more items, and picked out another gingerbread man. That was so touching for the kids who worked so hard making each felt gingerbread man.”

Buell praised her Camp Fire kids with being so invested in giving to others during the holidays that one of the girls from the Cedar Grove Apartments club, Lyndsey Roman, also volunteers at the Marysville Community Food Bank after school on Tuesdays.

“These Mega Clubs have been very active and motivated in our community, between the All-City Graffiti Paint-Out, the Handmade and Homegrown Street Festival, and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life,” Buell said. “This was our first year participating in the Marysville Relay, and not only did we meet our goal, but we enjoyed it so much we will continue doing it.”

The Camp Fire kids will be singing traditional and newer holiday songs at Haggen’s this year, with Kellyleah Hart of the Westwood Crossing club performing a solo rendition of “Silent Night” on Dec. 9.

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