About the Holiday Hunt
We thought this would be a fun event, but underestimated its reach! We had 4 teams in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. Teams were provided with a folder and instructions, a shopping bag, and ‘Spreading the Cheer’ name tags to identify them. Each team was given 45 minutes to complete the 8 tasks provided which included picking up items for our Christmas Hamper and doing nice things for people at The Forks. For each team who completed the activities within the allotted timeframe, we donated a toy to the ‘Tower of Toys’ in The Forks Market (with all donations going to the Christmas Cheer Board). Five teams were able to meet the challenge while the other 2 gave an absolutely stellar effort!
Everyone reported they had fun. In particular, the kids who participated had a blast! Team number one’s 6-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy gave gifts to two children at the market and got chocolates back in return. They were delighted. Reports from other teams were that people who were approached with best wishes and free gifts were pleasantly surprised. The Forks vendors were helpful and got into the spirit. Best of all for us was hearing all the stories as teams returned from the Hunt. The positive energy was contagious!
The Christmas Cheer Board matched us up with a family of 5. Mom has four children, a 5-year-old boy, a 10-year-old boy, a 12-year-old girl, and a 13-year-old boy. We had so much fun filling the hamper with Christmas dinner items and gifts for the whole family!
The Forks Vendors
We worked with some great vendors at Johnston Terminal and The Forks Market. Special thanks to Two Rivers and the Forks Trading Company for their donation of a beautiful parka and mitts. They also helped us create our holiday magnets.
Muddy Waters Smokehouse