The Rotary Club of Palmdale under the leadership of Committee Chairman David Maddock conducted its 22nd Annual Children’s Shopping Spree at the WalMart Super Center on 10th Street West in Palmdale on December 3, 2016.  Veronica Jordan and her Walmart Team provided the venue for twenty under privileged children from needy families to participate in the shopping spree.  The children came from the Eastside of Palmdale and were selected by Teachers from the school district.  Each child was treated to an early morning breakfast at McDonalds and then escorted by a club member or volunteer throughout the store to shop for family members.  At the completion of shopping the packages were all wrapped with festive holiday wrapping paper and bows for exchange at Christmas.  In addition, each child was given and gift card which they could use at the time or wait until after Christmas to select a gift of their choice.  As in the past, the Rotary Club established two objectives for the shoppers: To learn to budget the funds provided to them and to better understand the meaning of the holiday season in which it is more rewarding to give than to receive.  Those objectives were met again with resounding success.



Interact Volunteers from the City of Lancaster


Volunteer Teachers, Rotary President Chuck Church

and Walmart Manager Veronica Jordan


Club Member Lori starting out with her little shopper


Club Member Janice with her little shopper and Mom


Shopper at the checkout register


Next Shopper is close behind


Volunteer Teachers at the Ready Position


Wrappers busily at work


First set of wrapped packages


Second set of wrapped packages


Gotta have an Elfie Selfie


Another Family Elfie Selfie


Our Rotary Team with Manager Veronica Jordan


Our 2016 Rotary Team