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Updated: 12/18/2013 10:50:30AM

Retired teachers donate gifts

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PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Jacob Ortiz, 18 months old, sports a fire hat presented him for being the first "on the scene" at the Retired Teachers Christmas Gift Give-away held Monday at B Street Community Center in Lake Wales. With him are his parents, Anibal Ortiz and Crystal Ballance.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


These were the ladies present at Monday's Retired Teacher Christmas Gift Give-away in Lake Wales. From left: Gladys Howell, Ethel Austin, Rosa Henderson, Kathelia Turner, and Janice Snell.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Jeremiah Arce, 4, enjoys his gift.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ



As the gifts get passed around the room, smiles abound. From left: Daryn Knighton (4), Tyrell Kingcade (12), Khalyse Knighton (9), and their aunt, Sophia Daniels, enjoy the festivities.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

Jerodzhe' Menzie, 8, smiles from ear to ear as she receives one of her presents.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Allen Hobbs poses with his stepson, Jeremiah Arce (4), grandson, Xavier Milligan (3) and his granddaughter, Cydnee Winemiller (age 19 months).

By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

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The room at B Street Community Center was full of laughter and lots of pretty presents.

And children.

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