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Tampico program gives blankets, relief to Washington

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 2:21 p.m. CDT
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Tampico Elementary School fifth-grader Brody Naftzger pulls a box of blankets into the back of a school bus Wednesday morning, as students and staff prepare to deliver them to students in need in Washington. The Tampico school raised $1,400 to buy the materials and make blankets for families affected by the EF4 tornado that devastated the central Illinois city Nov. 17.
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Ann Cooper, a fifth-grade teacher at Tampico Elementary School, gestures while talking about the huge impact the students have made on the lives of some of the people in Washington.
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A student carries a box of blankets to the bus Wednesday. What started as a fifth- grade student council project blossomed into a school and area-wide project. Students at Tampico Elementary School donated $1 to wear their pajamas to school and were joined by several other local schools.

Tampico Elementary School fifth-grader Brody Naftzger pulls a box of blankets into the back of a school bus Wednesday morning, as students and staff prepare to deliver them to students in need in Washington. The Tampico school raised $1,400 to buy the materials and make blankets for families affected by the EF4 tornado that devastated the central Illinois city Nov. 17.

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