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Local School Sharing Christmas With Troops

10:38 AM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
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ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. -- Students, teachers, staff and volunteer parents from the Ellicottville Central School district got together at Holiday Valley Tuesday to create a living Christmas tree.

The students plan to use the picture taken in Christmas cards for the troops.

I am completely honored to be a part of this. It's something that I'm going to tell my kids and I'm never going to forget that I was in that tree of 800 people. I'm so excited about it. I can't wait to see the picture," said student Madison Szpaicher.

Proceeds from the sale of magnets, stickers, Christmas cards and enlargements of the aerial image will benefit troops and injured soldiers as part of "Stand Up for Heroes".

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