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Coal City sixth-grade students send cards to veterans

Published: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 7:17 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 6:39 a.m. CDT
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Valerie Clark's and her  6th class at Coal City Middle School who were the St. Juvin  helper elves for the 2016 "Cards for Vets" program.  Post Quartermaster Jim Richards stands in front of his grandson Cason Headley.

The students sent 67 Christmas cards to veterans in local assisted-living and skilled care facilities. St. Juvin Post provides the cards and postage and the students address and add a personal note to the cards. Post Quartermaster Jim Richards and his grandson, Cason Headley, have been involved in this program for four years, starting when Cason was in the third grade. Jim noticed that on visits to local veterans that many didn’t have many or any Christmas cards. Post members offer their sincere thanks to Coal City schools for there help in brightening the season for veterans.

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