The annual Christmas Cheer program is underway in Boissevain.

Last year 48 food and gift filled hampers were delivered.

Jim Dickinson helps coordinate the campaign and he says donation bins have been out since mid November.

“We have bins set up at a number of locations and people have until the end of the work day on December 10th to make a donation of food, cash or a gift.”

Packing of the hampers for 2018 will take place the next day on Tuesday December 11th. “We will gather at the Anglican Parrish Hall at 5:30 and usually about 25 people show up and we have the hampers packed within an hour.”

Dickinson says they appreciate all donations but always seem to fall short with gift items for men.

“We will be delivering the hampers picked up on Thursday December 13th.

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