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Joliet- area students create more than 2,200 Valentines for local veterans

State’s Attorney Glasgow presenting valentines to Veterans Assistance Commission Superintendent Kristi McNichol (far right) and VAC staff for distribution to Will County veterans.
State’s Attorney Glasgow presenting valentines to Veterans Assistance Commission Superintendent Kristi McNichol (far right) and VAC staff for distribution to Will County veterans.

Will County veterans received more than 2,200 handmade valentines crafted by local students through a “Valentines for Veterans” initiative launched this year by Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.

The state’s attorney delivered the valentines to the Will County Veterans Assistance Commission, which is handing them out to local veterans.

Kristi McNichol, superintendent of the Will County Veterans Assistance Commission, said her organization already has started giving the valentines to local service members.

The following schools had classes that participated: Chelsea Intermediate School, Frankfort; Grand Prairie Elementary School, Frankfort; Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Joliet; Sanchez Elementary School, Joliet; Eisenhower Academy, Joliet; Hufford Junior High School, Joliet; Isaac Singleton Elementary School, Joliet; M.J. Cunningham Elementary School, Joliet; Taft Elementary School, Joliet; Lynne Thigpen Elementary School, Joliet; Dirksen Junior High School, Joliet; Woodland Elementary School, Joliet; Gompers Junior High School, Joliet; Creekside Elementary School, Plainfield; and Lakewood Falls Elementary School, Plainfield.

Schools interested in participating next year can call 815-727-8789

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