NCS kids make a list and check it twice

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The guys like to shop just as much as the girls and Zachary Whitely, Destiny Ocascio and Mason Ricciotti make some choices for their brothers and sisters at the PTO Holiday shop at the Northfield Community School Thursday, Dec. 12. The guys like to shop just as much as the girls and Zachary Whitely, Destiny Ocascio and Mason Ricciotti make some choices for their brothers and sisters at the PTO Holiday shop at the Northfield Community School Thursday, Dec. 12.

NORTHFIELD—It was time to get out the list and check it twice for brothers, sisters, moms, dads, grandparents and family pets. The Northfield Community Elementary School had its annual holiday shop run by PTO member Jill Ascuncion and a small army of parent volunteers.

The volunteers helped steer the shoppers in the direction of items their significant person or pet on their list might like. Ascuncion said they ordered roughly 3,000 items for the annual sale and most of the shelves are clean by the end of the three day sale. So what are the most popular items this year?

Jewelry for moms, grandma’s and sisters; sports items for brothers; tools and sports for dads and grandfathers but very popular are pet items. “The kids love their pets and come with their cats and dogs on their list to get presents for,” said Ascuncion.

The students fill plastic baskets with gifts and headed to the check out. Here their items were put into gift bags with the recipients name on it if they wanted or they could take them home to wrap themselves.

Many of these holiday shoppers were enthusiastic as they waited for the rest of their classmates to finish their shopping. “I am relieved; I finished all of my shopping and bought seven presents for $20,” said 7 year-old Roselyn Driscoll.

Ascuncion said the kids are making good choices and have a chance to look at and buy things that are very affordable. Prices ranged from 50 cents to a few items over $5.


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