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11/17/06-Longview

Elementary Students Hold Officials To Promise

A promise made and a promise kept. It all started last month at Longview's Valley View Elementary celebration for being a "Recognized" campus.   There elected officials each promised part of a party--well, the students remembered and held 'em to it!  

The entire elementary school enjoyed catered lunch with the officials with 600 hot dogs provided by Representative Tommy Merritt's office, chips compliments of Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt, and drinks were handed out to the kids by Mayor Jay Dean.

"It's about what the kids have accomplished here and making a promise and keeping that promise to the kids. They did this and we were going to do this," says Bill Stoudt, Gregg County Judge.

"We've done so much to like pass the TAKS and all that and I think it's a good way to encourage us to do more, better," says fifth-grader Sierra Jones.

Senator Kevin Eltife also promised the kids ice cream. He was not able to make it Friday so the kids will be having an ice cream party in the Spring. And just to let you know, volunteers had to go to six different "Sonic's" to get the 600 hot dogs.

Tracy Watler/Reporting: tracy@kltv.com.   

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