In the spirit of giving each year Mountain Hardware in Wrightwood holds a drawing for one child to win two Giant 7 foot Stockings. One stocking is intended for the winner to enjoy. While the other stocking, in the spirit of giving, may be donated to a local organization or to a less fortunate family so that they too may share in the holiday season. The drawing was held in mid-December. This year’s winner of the two giant stockings was Bode Walczynski. Bode lives in Wrightwood and is 11years old. He is a 6th grade student at Pinon Mesa Middle School.
Bode chose to give one of his stockings he won to the High Desert Homeless Shelter in Victorville. He has been a volunteer since the early age of 2 when his mom first started to bring him to the shelter to help. Bode presented the Giant Stocking to the High Desert Homeless Shelter on December 23, 2022.