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Elementary kids get an Iraq surprise

October 13, 2005
from Sherry Wilmot, Irwin Elementary School

Ocilla-- The Kindergarten class of Mrs. Wilmot and Mrs. Gentry at Irwin Elementary had a big surprise this week!

One of the students, Reshaad Wilson, told Mrs. Wilmot in August that his father, Rena' Robinson, was serving in Iraq. The class decided to send him a care package.

After finding out that Robinson had been requesting Gatorade, the class put together a box filled with Gatorade, roasted peanuts, letters, drawings, magazines, and other snacks.

Reshaad's mom, Lennette Wilson, told Mrs. Wilmot that Robinson was sending the class a surprise, but they kept it a secret until it arrived.

He sent each child a stuffed camel wearing a turban with "Iraq" embroidered on it.

He included a touching letter to the class telling them how that the care package they sent made him smile during his missions when danger was all around him.

These Kindergartners have had the opportunity for a very unique learning experience!

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