REED CITY – ‘Tis the season and the holiday shopping has begun.
Black Friday may be a busy day for parents to pick up great deals on presents, however for local elementary school children, the Santa Shops are the place to be. Organized by PTO members of Evart, Reed City, Tustin and Leroy elementary schools, vendors set up their booths filled with handmade gifts. Items are priced anywhere from 50 cents to $5, which makes shopping for these youngsters perfect even on tighter budgets. Parent volunteers also help by showing kids to gifts that fit the recipients and their money allowance. Aliyah Fitch, a fourth grader at Reed City’s Norman Elementary enjoys her time looking through everything, “I like that I can shop for my whole family here.”