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NEWS BRIEFS Members of the Gulf Gate Elementary School Student Council prepare Shoe Boxes for Seniors: (Front row, from left) Anna Edelstein, Lily Houser, Hannah Yost, Joseph Callaway and Matthew Fett; (back row, from left) Student Council Advisor Debbie Lacy, Trent Schnathmann, Raina Meyers, Isabella Garland, Aundrianna Twigg, Kaia Clark-Toth and Hunter Harting. GULF GATE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS DONATE SHOE BOXES FOR SENIORS The Gulf Gate Elementary School Student Council recently contributed 79 shoeboxes filled with gifts to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune���s Shoe Boxes for Seniors project. staff members contributed items for the boxes and the Student Council members boxed them up for the project. I���m so glad our students realize the importance of giving back to their The boxes, which will be distributed to needy community.��� seniors in nursing homes, are filled with soap, The Gulf Gate school family joined other docombs, brushes, nail clippers and other health nors in the area who prepared Shoe Boxes and beauty items, bedroom slippers, maga- for Seniors and Santa���s Shoe Boxes filled with zines and more, a school district news release items for disadvantaged children, the release says. points out. Last year more than 8,000 shoe ���As they���ve done in the past, our students boxes with gifts from people throughout Sarawere happy to help with this worthwhile proj- sota, Manatee and Charlotte counties were ect,��� said Gulf Gate Elementary Principal Rob- delivered to seniors and children, the release in Magac. ���Many of our students, parents and notes.

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