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Shawnee fourth-graders bring Christmas cheer to seniors

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Christmas came early for about 230 senior citizens in Johnson County thanks to Johnson County's Meals on Wheels and fourth graders at Prairie Ridge Elementary in Shawnee. Christmas came early for about 230 senior citizens in Johnson County thanks to Johnson County's Meals on Wheels and fourth graders at Prairie Ridge Elementary in Shawnee.
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -

Christmas came early for about 230 senior citizens in Johnson County.

Along with the daily meals they serve to the homebound, Johnson County's Meals on Wheels was able to deliver stockings full of personal care items.

Fourth-graders at Prairie Ridge Elementary in Shawnee stuffed the stockings with goodies they donated.

"It makes them feel better, have a better Christmas and cheers them up," said Noah Webber, a student at Prairie Ridge Elementary.

The gifts may be simple, but they are bringing a lot of joy to seniors who may be alone for the holidays.

"It makes my day," said 82-year-old Norma Feiden.

Arah Montagne, the Volunteer Coordinator with Meals on Wheels Johnson County, said some of the seniors are alone in their apartments or homes.

"They don't get any visitors or attention. When we show up, when we have these presents just for them, they know people out there are thinking about them. And for it to be fourth-graders, that is even more of an amazement and a joy that our young people are passing this forward," Montagne said.

Meals on Wheels serves about 600 meals a day to the homebound in Johnson County alone.

The group is always looking for volunteers to deliver the meals and offer clients a little company.

If you'd like to volunteer with the non-profit, please call Brandy 913-715-8866, email Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.orgor see their web page about volunteer opportunities.

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