PAYING IT FORWARD …

Seventh grade teacher Jennifer Turner has a holiday tradition for her classes. “Every year I show the movie, ‘Pay It Forward.’ My goal is to have the kids do for others instead of focusing on their ‘wants’ the month of Christmas and all year. Some years the kids really buy into it. This year a student had the idea to place $1 bills on random windshields with a note,” Turner said via email. Last Thursday most of the seventh grade class headed downtown to place positive messages, $1 bills and candy canes on car windshields and doors “in hopes of making someone smile. Then hopefully that person will pay it forward to someone else,” Turner added. The class is also collecting old cell phones to be donated to a company that provides phone time for soldiers and their families when they are deployed.

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