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St. Jude students giving back to troops, community


December 14, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Stockings are designated for toops in the Montana Army National Guard's 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Havre, Mont. Each troop in the battalion has a personalized stocking being sent their way.

St. Jude Thaddeus School is tracking the work its students are doing to help others this Christmas season, both locally and overseas.

In the foyer of the school, a paper thermometer is taped up to the wall, flanked by a mountain of non-perishable food and the red tracker shows 528 pounds. Just up the stairs in Carly Brunk's eighth-grade class, students began stuffing stockings with candy canes and games for troops in Afghanistan.

Brunk said the stockings are a sort of follow-up to last month's candy drive, in which St. Jude's students brought in left-over Halloween candy which they sent...

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