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Alden-Conger Spirit of Christmas

Alden-Conger Spirit of Christmas program, which helps bring Christmas to families in need in the Alden-Conger School District (and families that are open enrolled to the district), kicks off its program in early November each year. This program was started in the early 1990's  by Mary & Loren Grasdalen. Mary and Loren were members of our community and both were dedicated teachers at Alden-Conger for many years. Together with the help of other staff and community members this program grew and became what it is today.
Mary and Loren have since passed, but their legacy has continued on with the Spirit of Christmas program at Alden-Conger. Through the work of a few A-C staff members and with the help of our community, we are able to help make sure all families and students have the opportunity to feel the Christmas spirit. 
If you need help bringing Christmas to your children, please fill out the form below under "Spirit of Christmas request form" on this page or the link below to submit your form electronically. This year we are asking the request forms be turned in by Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023. 
In your request, please include your name, phone number, names, ages and clothing sizes of minor children and times when you can be reached. Our list is cross-checked with other agencies. We cannot help you if you are getting help from Salvation Army, United Way, churches or similar agencies.
Online form submission:
If you can print the request form, please put it in a sealed envelope and return to the High School or Elementary office labeled "Spirit of Christmas". Someone will then contact your family to schedule the date and time for you to pick up your gifts.
If you can fill it out electronically, please attach it to an email and send it to either, [email protected] or [email protected] .
If you or someone you know would like to help with the Spirit of Christmas program, cash donations are very welcome and accepted year round. These donations will be used to help purchase clothing items for older children and food baskets for the families. If you would prefer to donate a gift item, the program always needs socks of all sizes, board and card games, AXE or Dove for males, shower gel/lotion sets for females, or gift cards for high school age kids.
Donations of cash or gifts may be dropped off at or sent to:
Alden-Conger School
Attn: Spirit of Christmas
215 N. Broadway
PO Box 99
Alden, MN, 56009
Please make checks Payable to:  Alden-Conger Spirit of Christmas
We appreciate all the help this community has given in the past. It is wonderful to know that all the families that live in our area will have a joyous holiday season. THANK YOU!!
If you have any questions please call the Alden- Conger School at 507-874-3240 
 - in the high school office ask for Janet Bremseth (ext. 2420) 
 - in the elementary office ask for Sheri Opseth (ext. 2160)
Janet & Sheri are both available by email at [email protected] or [email protected]