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Teaching The Meaning Of Christmas

Macon County first graders get a creative assignment to learn about the true meaning behind Christmas.


South Macon Elementary teacher, Angie Wood, had them raise money by doing chores for their parents and neighbors.


The money raised would feed a hungry family during the holidays.


I helped my Mom fix Ramen noodles and like help feed the cats...feed the dogs, says Juleesa Hayes.


Make beds and be nice, adds, Carlye Webb.


Wood expected something around thirty dollars.


But between the kids and the community, more than five hundred dollars came pouring in. That means food will go to ten families in need.


The food will be distributed through the Prentiss Church of God across the street from the school...where Juleesa's grandfather is the pastor.


 And we're going to make sure that we help get this money into a food program to where these people can be helped, says Tim Hayes.


 Theyre going to give part of it at Christmas and they're going to save the rest of it and use a little bit later in the year maybe January or February when people really start to struggle, says Wood.


Woods students say they've learned its more valuable to give than to receive.


Webb says, It feels like really good because we're helping people.


By Rex Hodge

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