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Viola Valley Dogs receives donations from fourth-graders
4-Hers at Hickory Creek collected and donated approximately 300 items to Viola Valley Dogs. Bailey Salyers brought his dog to school to impress upon the children their donation benefits a good cause as it was adopted from the facility two years ago. Pictured, front row, from left, are Gavin Mason, Briley Wells, Mary Ray, Brett Cantrell, Dylan Stepp, Eloy Fernandez, Loren Hinshaw, Melanie Basilio-Hernandez, Emma Hillis, and Parker Smith with Ranger and his owner Bailey Salyers. Second row, Paige Sweeten, Camdyn Porter, Culley McDowell, Alex Bonner, Brax Hopkins, Jax Patterson, Aleah Davis, Avery McGiboney, Krista Chisam, Lucas Bouldin, Cooper McGinnis, Justin Villegas, and Nathan Carpenter. Third row, Jordan Veach, Briana Phillips, Sam Gribble, Shelbe Gross, Ciara Johnson, Cooper Key, Marrissa Walker, Daya Ruiz, Ana Martinez, Hannah Simmons, Elizabeth Templos, Kimberly Ramirez, Emma Kendall, and Ethan Basham. Fourth row, Jaylyn Johnson, Emanuel Onate, Silas Matin, Sydney Matthews, Shelby Moore, Jose Hernandez, Tyce Ratley, Brayden McLaughlin, and Lauren Slatton.
Hickory Creek fourth-graders honored the motto of 4-H to lend their hands to larger service by collecting items for donation to Viola Valley Dogs.“All fourth-grade classes were encouraged to bring items from home for donation,” said Hickory Creek teacher Tenara Martin. “There were an estimated 300 items collected in about a two-and-a-half-week span. The teachers were so pleased with the heart-warming efforts.”Items varied and included wet and dry dog food, water bowls, leashes, collars, cleaning supplies, blankets, cedar shavings, and toys.The students have monthly 4-H meetings.