The day Santa Claus came to the Kaleidoscope Party

They say it takes a village…. Well OUR village really Stepped Up and our Kaleidoscope Christmas party was fantastic!!!
Many thanks to Mandy Wilson and Sheila Streatch for all their hard work with party prep and craft making! Shelly Blackman gets an honourable mention for behind the scenes work! A huge shout-out to all the EA’s and Support Workers who helped during the morning – they are all awesome.

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Our young apprentice Bingo Caller hard at work – er – fun! This bunch has to play until Everyone Wins!!!

Special guests included Eve and Rachel from RE used resale! They got to see our Bingo game and passed out prizes! They even pitched in and decorated cupcakes and gingerbread people!

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Rachel and Eve from RE used resale handed out prizes. The kids loved unwrapping them! Ornaments for everyone! Love shopping at RE used resale – they are so good to us!
While they waited for more winners - Rachel and Eve jumped in and frosted our Birthday cupcakes and our gingerbread cookies. Great job ladies - and thank you for all that you do!
While they waited for more winners – Rachel and Eve jumped in and frosted our Birthday cupcakes and our gingerbread cookies. Great job ladies – and thank you for all that you do!

Santa came to visit and some of the kids ran to meet him! Lots of stories … Bring on the photos and comments!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

A big Box of Cheer

At Kaleidoscope New Minas, we are all about giving back – and this year we decided to Fill a Box of Cheer to help the Canadian Mental Health Association of Kings County.

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Well, we managed to fill it once -and then decided to try to fill it again! It was sitting at the front desk at the New Minas Village Office in case others wanted to add to it too.

Looks like we need a bigger box! Thanks to all who helped fill it!
Looks like we need a bigger box! Thanks to all who helped fill it!

 

Donations can come from anywhere – through a dental appointment and conversation a big donation from Dr Carrie Terry’s office came in. Thank you so very much!!!

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Thank you so very much to everyone who helped to fill the Box (and bags!) of Cheer!

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A spook-tacular Halloween Party!

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Many thanks to Ellen at Stirling Farm Market – we had fun at our Kaleidoscope Halloween party!

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Ghost cupcakes, ready to decorate
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A decorated ghost cupcake

Wasn’t that just an awesome party? We were having so much fun that I forgot to get photos of our various crafts. Here are some of our decorating results!

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Everyone got into Trick or Treating and we had such a good time – that we didn’t even make it to the gym!

Thanks to everyone  for coming out – especially our visitors!

Have you ever seen a Gobbling Turkin? Check them out!

Behold our Gobbling Turkins! We had a ball. Thank you Mandy for leading this craft!14590522_10154439057396125_1487930881535276698_n
Oh My! What’s this? Why it’s a Gobble Gobble BOO-kin! Will it come to a table near you? 14517560_10154455612771125_8662371607647783524_n

What other ideas can we come up with? Please share how you re-decorate your Turkin!

Campbell’s soup labels

Baby, it’s cold outside!  Are you warming up with some soup?  Please save your Campbell’s soup labels for Kaleidoscope New Minas.  We know there are several schools in the valley which are saving them and we’d like to help them out.

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You can leave your labels at the reception desk at the Louis Millett Community Complex  or you can contact us at kaleidoscopenewminas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Food Drive

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Several members joined together and we were very proud to decorate over 300 candy canes for the Village of New Minas Christmas Food Drive!   Ask us how Kaleidoscope New Minas might help you with a project.

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Book Nook

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Our Book Nook has many visitors.   A very generous donation from two young ladies was very popular and we are very thankful to them.  Remember you can take a look at our Book Nook and leave a book or take one or two!

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