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Boshears Center students enjoy special Christmas shopping day

Published: Dec. 13, 2021 at 2:05 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - On Monday, Wayne D. Boshears Center For Exceptional Programs School students and staff took a trip to Walmart for the 20th Christmas Lights Shopping excursion.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity not only for our students,” Brooke Parker, director of Wayne D. Boshears Center For Exceptional Programs School said,” But it’s also an opportunity for parents to join them and to go shopping for them, with them and to buy things not only for themselves but also to buy as gifts for others,” Parker said.

According to Parker, The Mostyn-Moreno Foundation provided $50 for each student to shop at Walmart for themselves or to buy Christmas gifts for others. She said popular items for the shoppers include toys, clothes, and music.

According to Mostyn-Moreno’s website, the Christmas Lights program benefits students enrolled in a Texas public school district’s life skills classrooms during the Christmas season. The program takes children to a local retail store so they may select and purchase their own Christmas gifts. This allows the children to use critical skills such as math, decision-making, social skills and other important life skills with the guidance of their teachers.

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