Shopping for family and friends


BES students buy Christmas gifts at Holiday Shop

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Parent Volunteer Cathey Parker helps Kayson Kingsmore look over a gift item he is considering buying from the Holiday Shop at Buffalo Elementary School Tuesday morning. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Buffalo Elementary School PTA President Lori Chasteen takes down information from Kahlan Walker about what she is wanting to buy at the Holiday Shop Tuesday morning. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times The tables in the room housing the Holiday Shop at Buffalo Elementary School were full of items students could buy as Christmas presents Tuesday morning. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy gifts for family and friends.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times A familiar face greets the young shoppers coming to buy Christmas presents at Buffalo Elementary School Holiday Shop. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy gifts for family and friends.


Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times These angels, plate, and necklace were among the many items for sale at the Buffalo Elementary School Holiday Shop. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy gifts for family and friends.


BUFFALO — A Christmas tradition continued this week at Buffalo Elementary School with the opening of the Holiday Shop.

For the past several years, the Buffalo Elementary School PTA has sponsored the shop which gives students at the school the opportunity to shop for gifts for their families and friends.

The shop is staffed by volunteers who assist the students in their shopping which, in addition to helping them have fun while finding Christmas gifts for their families and friends, helps them learn an important lesson as well.

“We have it every year because the children enjoy it,” Parent Volunteer Cathey Parker said Tuesday. “They like being able to come in and shop and it helps them learn to budget their money.”

Parker said the merchandise carried by the Holiday Shop includes jewelry, books, crafts, sports items, billfolds, pens, bookmarks, and children’s CDs. She said the items range in cost from 25 cents to $9.

Another of the volunteers staffing the Holiday Shop is Buffalo Elementary School PTA President Lori Chasteen who said that when they shop, the children first think of family and friends in making their purchases. She said it is only after they have bought things for their families and friends that the students will even ask about buying something for themselves.

The Holiday Shop will be at Buffalo Elementary School through Friday.

Chasteen announced that in addition to being open Friday, the shop will host a visit from Santa Claus.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Parent Volunteer Cathey Parker helps Kayson Kingsmore look over a gift item he is considering buying from the Holiday Shop at Buffalo Elementary School Tuesday morning. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_0010.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Parent Volunteer Cathey Parker helps Kayson Kingsmore look over a gift item he is considering buying from the Holiday Shop at Buffalo Elementary School Tuesday morning. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Buffalo Elementary School PTA President Lori Chasteen takes down information from Kahlan Walker about what she is wanting to buy at the Holiday Shop Tuesday morning. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_00181.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Buffalo Elementary School PTA President Lori Chasteen takes down information from Kahlan Walker about what she is wanting to buy at the Holiday Shop Tuesday morning. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times The tables in the room housing the Holiday Shop at Buffalo Elementary School were full of items students could buy as Christmas presents Tuesday morning. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy gifts for family and friends.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_0007.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times The tables in the room housing the Holiday Shop at Buffalo Elementary School were full of items students could buy as Christmas presents Tuesday morning. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy gifts for family and friends.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times A familiar face greets the young shoppers coming to buy Christmas presents at Buffalo Elementary School Holiday Shop. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy gifts for family and friends.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_0009.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times A familiar face greets the young shoppers coming to buy Christmas presents at Buffalo Elementary School Holiday Shop. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy gifts for family and friends.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times These angels, plate, and necklace were among the many items for sale at the Buffalo Elementary School Holiday Shop. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy gifts for family and friends.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_0003.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times These angels, plate, and necklace were among the many items for sale at the Buffalo Elementary School Holiday Shop. The Buffalo Elementary School PTA is sponsoring the shop which enables students to buy gifts for family and friends.
BES students buy Christmas gifts at Holiday Shop

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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