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Fruitland Primary Students Stuff Stockings for Troops

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FRUITLAND, Md.- Some children are helping to brighten the holidays for soldiers overseas by saluting our troops one stocking at a time.

It was a unique opportunity on Thursday for students at Fruitland Primary School to connect with that part of the world.

The little kindergartners, all 150 of them were busy stuffing holiday stockings with several things like candy, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, cookies and plenty of other things.
    
"I don't think they have this in Afghanistan," said Brandon Parker. 

But they will soon, all 160 of them. The school is trying something like this for the time. 

Jessica Hanes who is a teacher at the school said that the school wants to carry on this tradition for as long as it possibly can.

"You are never too young or too old to serve others and so I think as a community we need to come together and serve each other," said Hanes while trying to fight back tears.

This first time tradition started with little Kalee Romano whose dad is currently serving in Afghanistan.

"He's fighting the bad guys that are being bad there," said the 5-year-old.

"To some people it's just a box of toothpaste, it's just a stocking but that's home, little kids care about them," said Katie Romano who is Kalee's mom.

The stockings will be shipped to Afghanistan next week. 

 

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