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'Sweethearts' awarded for helping special-ed students

Original post made on Feb 27, 2008

John Tripp wasn't expecting to get an award for something that only takes a few minutes a day. The elementary-school crossing guard said he was shocked but proud Monday night to win a Sweetheart Award for the way he brightens special-needs student Ryan Navarro's morning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Carrie Manley
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 27, 2008 at 11:37 am

Great story by Arden Pennell--she really captured the special spirit of this event.
It is great that Tina Underwood and the CAC give our community the important opportunity to reflect on the people who every day really make a positive difference. There are always a lot of tears of gratitude at the CAC Sweetheart Awards, because it's witnessing love and caring in action. The CAC team deserves a Sweetheart award for this annual opportunity to say thank you.


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Posted by terryg
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Feb 29, 2008 at 7:33 am

What a great way to say "thank you" to those who make life just a little more special. And thank you to the CAC for doing it.


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Posted by Appreciative Parent
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 6, 2008 at 10:09 am

The Sweethearts event is an evening of joy to recipients of awards and their families, to the students and families who nominate Sweethearts, and to all who attend. Everyone goes home feeling good about what's right in the world.

How about a special award for the Sweethearts of the CAC for all the work they have done over the years?


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