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Deserving Families Win Shopping Sprees To Christmas Gift Show

Nov 9, 2018, 11:06 AM

SANDY, Utah – KSL TV and FM 100.3 have been taking nominations for deserving families that should receive a $1,000 shopping spree at the Family Christmas Gift Show.

Adventure specialists Trace Worthington and Sean Smith were at the Christmas Gift Show Friday to interview the families who won the sprees and to check out what the holiday event had to offer.

Sam and Sarah Shaffer from Moroni won one of the shopping sprees. Sam was a combat medic for seven years, but a work injury put a financial strain on his family.

“It feels surreal,” Sam said about being chosen to spend $1,000. “I had no idea about it. Sarah got the call yesterday and all of a sudden she was crying. I’m like, ‘What’s going on?'”

The other winner was Crystal Ashton, a mother of seven children. She has three children of her own, and she’s adopting four more — all siblings.

“The adoption will be final next month,” she said.

People can get a head start on their holiday shopping at the gift show, which will feature about 450 vendors. The Family Christmas Gift Show is happening at the Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy, from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Go to familychristmasgiftshow.com for more information.

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