Stowe Mercantile Donates $2,100 to LCFS

We are excited to announce that we were able to make a large donation again this year from our Santa Fundraiser!Food Shelf Santa don Jan 2016 #2

Owner, Marc Sherman, of Stowe Mercantile, presents Deb Krempke, Director of Lamoille Community Food Share, with a $2,100 check representing the 210 children that visited Santa this past Christmas. This year marked our 15th annual Santa event at Stowe Mercantile. Hosting Santa and donating $10.00 for every child that visits has become an essential part of Stowe Mercantile’s community involvement.

Sherman comments, “With a strong turnout of anxious and excited kids, we had 210 children visit Santa. And with Lamoille Community Food Share being such a vital part of many families’ lives here in Lamoille County, we’re glad to do what we can to support both LCFS and the families that rely on these services.”

Santa at Stowe Mercantile raises over $2,000 for Lamoille Community Food Share

Once again this Christmas Season, Stowe Mercantile hosted a Saturday visit from Santa for area families. This event also serves as a much needed fundraiser for Lamoille Area Food Share.  With help from Stowe Vibrancy and Paul Percy, Santa made his way down Main Street on a hay wagon along with his number one Elf and a trove of hearty carolers.  Once Santa arrived at Stowe Mercantile, over 200 youngsters and a few young at heart enthusiasts came by to sit on Santa’s lap.  For every person that visited Santa, Stowe Mercantile donated $10.00 in that person’s name and with over 200 visitors, we raised $2,130.00!  Thank you to everyone that helped make this so successful this year and special thanks to Santa!

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