REED CITY — Every year local students look forward to the Santa Shoppe put on by their school during the holidays. About a dozen vendors set up at Norman Elementary last week with a large variety of items reasonably priced under $5 for students to buy. Students excitedly piled into the gym throughout the day looking for gifts for their family and friends.
One student noted, “There’s just so much to choose from.” Tables were filled with gift baskets, candy treats, handmade ornaments, toys, handmade soap and candles, crocheted items, painted plaques, and jewelry. Many parents volunteered to be “Santa’s Helpers” assisting students with their shopping.