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11/20/08

Holiday Happening Helps Lubbock Area Kids

Attending this weekend's annual Holiday Happening will help to feed some of Lubbock's hungry children. It's part of the Junior League of Lubbock's philanthropy effort.

All proceeds from the purchase of a Holiday Happening ticket will go toward the Food to Kids program. It is a program, which provides weekend food bags to children in need. But Holiday Happening is not only about helping kids, on Thursday, several women also kicked off their holiday season with a day devoted to just the ladies.

The ornaments are hung and the stockings are back up, which means the shopping countdown to Christmas has begun. "It just gets me in the mood, I just want to go home and get out all of my ornaments," Mindy Butler said.  

And after Thursday's purchases, Butler's ornament collection just got a little bigger. "I love to get these ornaments for me and my sister's family," Butler said.

Some, like Butler, come for the holiday decorations, while others are on the hunt for festive things to wear. "Christmas sweaters, clothes and the jewelry," Shopper Pat Northcutt said.

However, it's more than just vendor pocket books that benefit for these shoppers. Each ticket into Holiday Happening helps the Junior League support programs like Food to Kids. "Last week we filled over 899 sacks so that's how many children we are really helping in our community," Junior League Spokesperson Joy Howard said. Howard adds the need continues to grow. 

But even with music playing and Santa toys for sale, not all are shopping for December 25. Some, like Kimberly Irlbeck and Laurie Bandy, are out for a few girl things. "We just walked in the door. So we've only been to one. We have a lot of shopping to do," Bandy said.

Holiday Happening runs all weekend long. Multi-day passes are $15 and day passes are $7. All the special events are sold out.

Shopping continues Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. On Sunday, shopping runs from noon until 5 p.m.

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