Kindergarten shows Xmas spirit

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Time of goodwill .. Mackenzie Kindergarten pupil Olivia Mills (4) presents Jo O'Neill (centre) and Sonia Callaghan, of Heartlands, in Fairlie, a basket of gifts donated by the kindergarten's families. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

by Alexia Johnston

The season of goodwill is under way in Fairlie, thanks to Mackenzie Kindergarten.
Children and their families donated items to be given to youngsters this Christmas, which they have passed on to Heartlands staff, in Fairlie, for distribution.
Teacher Rachel Johnston said families gave an item, which they wrapped and said whether it was for a boy or girl.
She said the items featured something the children could treasure for years to come, including books and toys.
“Families put a lot of thought into it.
“We were very overwhelmed by how quickly they put the gifts in as well.”
The items will eventually be distributed to families in need throughout the South Canterbury and Mackenzie districts.