Between shopping, decorating, cooking, gift-wrapping and family event planning, the holiday season can start to create a drowning sensation.
The Stow-Munroe Falls High School student council members understand the increasingly stressful the holiday season, and in order to eliminate some of added strains, the group has organized a day care program to entertain young children from preschool to sixth grade whose parents have yet to complete their holiday shopping.
This free day care event has been coined Drop-N-Shop. It will be hosted from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kimpton Middle School.
"I think Drop-N-Shop is an excellent opportunity for parents to relax while they know their kids are having safe fun," junior student council member Melissa Anese said. "This is also an excellent way to help give this season."
The children will make crafts, play with other Drop-N-Shop participants and watch a movie, all under the supervision of the student council members.
Student council will also provide supplies and snacks for the day. The day care is free, but donations will be accepted and donated to families who are less fortunate.
In the past, more than 100 children have attended the event said student council advisor Michael Love.
"Drop-N-Shop is a great opportunity for Student Council to serve the entire community," Love said. "It is a chance to help the elementary school students to have a fun Saturday morning and to give parents some time to plan for upcoming holidays."
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