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12/16/05 Tyler

Second Graders At Rice Elementary School Donate Toys

Second graders at Rice Elementary School in Tyler got in the Christmas spirit this morning. Seven second grade classes walked down the street and donated toys for the fire departments' annual toy drive. Every child brought a toy with them. Some more than one. The students also got a chance to take pictures with the firefighters. Teachers say it was a good learning experience for the children.

"They need to learn that Christmas is more about them getting gifts," said Jennifer Tomlinson, second grade teacher. "They need to learn to share with other children and they're learning integrity and responsibility." This is the Tyler Fire Department's 24th annual toy drive. It runs until this Sunday. Donations can be dropped off at any Tyler fire station.

Molly Reuter, reporting.

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