Christmas is still a couple months away, but for some.
it's never too early to start preparing.
especially when there is a special purpose for doing
News 8's Sarah Thamer brings us the story.
The Salvation Army Christmas Boutique in La Crosse
has already decked its walls in shades of red and
The store will be selling
new and used christmas decorations
starting Monday and the organization is recieving
a few extra hands in the process.
It may only be October....
But at this little boutique in La Crosse...
Ho Ho Ho!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
That's because the Salvation Army Christmas boutique
is thinking ahead when it comes to serving its community.
It's fun to come in this store and feel christmas,
regardless of what age you are.
With volunteers who might as well be called santa's
helpers, the boutique has just about every possible
piece of deocoration..
Christmas trees, from six inches high to twelve feet
high, we have ornaments from the 1930's to now, we
have wreaths, we have stockings we have place mets,
dish sets, we have just about everything you could
And every item, serves a special purpose.
This means a lot.
As we all know christmas decor is almost a luxury
item it's not something that we all can afford or
alteast we can all afford to buy new things every
So this is a place where they can come in and buy
very discounted priced christmas decor and also kind
of take a stroll through memory lane.
It's a community funded project, which means all the
decor is donated from the community and the profits
made, stay right here in La Crosse.
And students from Viterbo who showed up to help, say
it's a lot more than just physical work.
By helping others, you're changing as well, and that's
how you grow and that's really special to me.
It's also a way to make sure those celebrating, aren't
You know you go into some of the elite christmas boutique
stores and the prices are beyond what a lot of people
can afford and this way everybody can have a beautiful
The boutique is set to Open Monday and will stay open
until Christmas day.
The Salvation army raised twenty five thousand dollars
last year and hopes to raise even more this year.
And proceeds will go to various services and programs
in La Crosse offered by the organization.
About eight students from viterbo volunteered to help
set up the boutique today.
A small group of middle school students also came