Tuesday, May 27, 2008
"Blue Star Mothers of America and Choctaw-Nicoma Park school teachers teamed up Monday to raise funds to send packages to troops overseas.
Teachers and staff at Choctaw High School, Nicoma Park Junior High, Indian Meridian Elementary, L.W. Westfall Elementary and Nicoma Park Elementary made donations to the Blue Star Mothers in order to wear jeans to school Monday.
“A lot of the teachers also wore patriotic shirts,” said Joanie Rice, second vice president for Blue Star Mothers, South Oklahoma City - Chapter 6 and nurse for the Choctaw-Nicoma Park school district.
The group raised more than $500 from the five schools and Nicoma Park Intermediate, which held its fundraiser May 14.
“It was a fantastic fundraiser,” Rice said. “Choctaw-Nicoma Park is a wonderful group that has really supported our fundraising.”"
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