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Pride Hosts Holiday Party for Local Foster Children

SPRINGFIELD — Pride Stores will host its 10th holiday party for 125 local foster children at its “Fifties Diner” on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Foster children and their foster families will be given gifts and enjoy food, games, and arts and crafts along with an opportunity to get their photo taken with Santa.

Pride is also sponsoring 18 ‘giving trees’ at selected stores. Last year, Pride, its employees, and customers gave more than 300 gifts to these foster children by taking a tag from the tree and purchasing the wish-list item requested by the foster child.

Every year, Pride Stores also sells $1 ornaments in each of its 30 locations during the month of December. All of the proceeds from the sales go directly to MaryAnne’s Kids Fund.