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Putting ‘a smile on a stranger’s face’ with Christmas cheer

Yukon residents have the opportunity to spread Christmas cheer to those who can’t be home for Christmas without spending extra money.

Knock Out Bullying Inc. will be hosting Christmas Cards for a Stranger on from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday at McDonald’s at 31 W. Main St.

“Christmas Cards for a Stranger came about just as something to do as a community,” said Stacy Hatcher, founder and president of Knock Out Bullying. “The Christmas cards actually came about when my kids were drawing and we just kind of decided to do the Christmas cards through Knock Out Bullying—to be able to go out and give to the homeless and put a smile on their face.”

Hatcher said she also plans on passing some Christmas cards out at some of the hospitals and to Rosie and friends. See page ? for more information on Rosie and Friends.

“Just anybody that might not necessarily be at home for Christmas and just to be a smile on a stranger’s face,” Hatcher said.

All the cards are homemade. Children of all ages can come to McDonald’s on Saturday to make the cards, or can make them at home and drop them in the drop box at the Miller Grill, 326 Elm Ave.

The cards don’t have to be an envelope, but can just be folded construction paper.

“We’re not doing anything major—just some simple marker, crayon, color pencil cards,” Hatcher said on the event page.

Hatcher said events like these can go a long way in teaching children important lessons.

“It shows the kids kindness. It shows them that it doesn’t take much to make people happy,” Hatcher said. “Just showing somebody that you care can mean everything to somebody. Just a thought is all it takes.”

About 20 people have showed interest in it so far, but Hatcher said she hopes to get at least 75 cards.

For more information on the event, visit the Facebook event page Christmas cards For A Stranger.

If any schools would like to participate, they can contact Hatcher at 537-5112.

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