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Joy of Giving Christmas Shopping Trip 2011

See smaller Mary Kay Schlegel makes her selections. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Mary Kay Schlegel makes her selections. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Sandra Ochoa shops with Georgie, 9, and Justin, 1. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Volunteer Amber Prange helps families budget their gifts. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Lottie Jackson, left, and Kirsten Jackson find what they want. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Volunteer Lynne Eastman helps a family navigate the store. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Lines to check out grow as selections are made. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Volunteers Jory Westberry and Michelle Jordan share a hug. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Ihil Bershadski, from Russia, heads out with a bike for his granddaughter. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Bob Galloway, store manager, is all smiles as the shoppers swarm his store. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Joy of Giving founder Nicki Davis barely had a moment as she ran around the store coordinating. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Lines to check out grow as selections are made. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Mary Kay Schlegel makes her selections. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Mariana Samadio, 6, right, with sister Ruth, 8, and mom Graciela.  Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Mariana Samadio, 6, having fun. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Gift recipients line up outside the store in the predawn darkness. Over 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.  Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

More than 1,000 children and their parents had Christmas come early Saturday morning, when the Joy of Giving organization provided their families money to buy gifts at Wal-Mart, starting at 6 a.m.

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