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An exciting gift

December 22nd, 2010 at 12:42 am

I am just starting to come down from a high.

No, I don't do drugs...yesterday we took some students from one of my schools on a luncheon donated by our favorite restaurant. The owner, Benny, told me last week he wanted me to bring some students over so he could treat them to lunch. It was a last minute planning session for the principal and me. We couldn't get a bus because it was too late. But we worked it out!

Our High Honor Roll students were treated to a free lunch of salad, all the breadsticks they wanted, spaghetti, and dessert. And talk about royal treatment -- cloth tableclothes and napkins, real china and glass glasses. No plastic stuff! That was heady enough, believe me. Many of the students haven't had the opportunity to eat at a nice restaurant like this.

Then, today, the local paper put out a great article about it. The paper interviewed the principal and the owner of the restaurant and had some comments from the children. Apparently the Associated Press liked it because it then was put on the mobile part for AP. A friend emailed me the url for it:

Then, we saw the video the newspaper created. Wow. It showed the kids and the principal and even my husband who volunteered as a chaperone. My husband is showing the fine art of preparing olive oil and Parmesan cheese to dip breadsticks in.

What a day! The students were excited about the meal and the aspect of being in the paper and video. The principal is pleased that his school received some positive publicity. Our district is equally pleased that we had some great news coming from one of our schools. The restaurant owner was pleased the he could be generous and be part of our community. It doesn't hurt that he loves children and likes to see them happy.

It's going to be hard going back to "normal" after all this good stuff that happened!

3 Responses to “An exciting gift”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    Thats really awesome! Congrats to the kids for their grades, your husband for chaperoning, you & the principle for making sure it happened and for the owner, who did such a nice thing!

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    I read the article and it was indeed very nice. Congrats to everyone involved!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    That was really nice!

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