Wishes to benefit Kids Aid

Cheryl Lucas, owner of Crystal Books and Gifts, writes her wish on a piece of special “wish paper.” The wishes are being sold for $1 this month to benefit the Kids Aid Backpack Program.

Cheryl Lucas, owner of Crystal Books and Gifts, wishes that all the children in the Grand Valley would have enough to eat.

She’s helping by selling “wishes” for $1 to benefit the Kids Aid Backpack Program. This unique fundraiser uses specialized flying “wish” paper from http://www.flyingwishpaper.com. A wish is carefully written on purple tissue paper, rolled carefully, stood on end, then lit on fire with a special “wish” match.

As the paper begins to burn, it rises into the air, sometimes floating as high as the ceiling, before extinguishing itself.

“Then the wish is just let out into the universe,” Lucas said.

She believes it really works, too. “I do believe that your thoughts do help create your reality,” she explained. She never intrudes by spying on a person’s wish, but “sometimes you can just tell what they are wishing for.”

Lucas chose to give the proceeds of the wishes this month to the Kids Aid Backpack program because “it’s about children and food and that’s just critical.”

The fundraiser will begin Saturday and end Dec. 31.

The Flying Wish Paper is available for purchase and comes in sets of 25. The small papers cost $10.95 and the large is $17.95.

Crystal Books and Gifts is located at 439 Main Street. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Thursday when it closes at 7 p.m.; and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call 242-5181 or visit http://www.crystalbooksandgifts.com.


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