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Updated: 12/21/2013 08:00:01AM

Early Christmas for Head Start

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PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Head Start teacher Ashlee Melbourne admires her students' presents Tuesday after the BHS DCT students brought them to the east Bartow school.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

This camera-shy Head Start student couldn't wait to open his present delivered to the classroom at Gibbons Street Elementary School on Tuesday

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Head Start students at Gibbons Street Elementary School examine the gifts they got from Santa on Tuesday, courtesy of Bartow High School DCT students.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

This shy little girl crawled up on Santa's lap Tuesday to say thank you for the gifts delivered to the Head Start students at Gibbons Street Elementary School by members of the Bartow High School Diversified Cooperative Training program. The DCT students raised the funds to buy the presents through their Halloween “Haunted Hall” fund-raiser with help from a donation by Walmart. For more on this, see Page 2.

By CATHY PALMER

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Faces were all aglow and voices raised in delight as 36 three, four and five year old Head Start students got an early visit from Santa Claus Tuesday, thanks to Bartow High School’s DCT students.

Led by instructor Mike Brennan, the 30 Diversified Cooperative Training students raised money to buy each child at the Gibbons Street Elementary School Head Start classrooms a $10 gift, putting dolls in girls’ hands and building sets in the boys’.

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