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Fifth-grader completes service project


February 20. 2013 3:54AM
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Mary Grace Eckert, a fifth-grade student at St. Jude School, Mountain Top, recently completed her Cards To Heroes service project. The project involved selling Christmas cards for a dollar that would be signed and delivered to veterans. In addition to selling cards to students and faculty, Eckert sold cards at booths set up at Carone's Market and the Ice House. Many of the cards were donated by Jane Cosgrove, Eckert's teacher, and by K-Mart. Eckert contacted Rep. Karen Boback, who connected her with Wounded Warriors. After two weeks of sales, Eckert and her parents traveled to Gettysburg to meet with Helen Sajer, founder of PA Wounded Warriors. Sajer delivered the cards to the Wounded Warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The proceeds of over $1,200 from the card sales were also donated to PA Wounded Warriors. Participants, from left: Cosgrove; Jeanne Rossi, principal; Ted DelVecchio, PA Wounded Warriors; Eckert; and Boback.




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