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Schoolchildren show their appreciation to city police

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Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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FIRST- AND SECOND-GRADERS from the Champlain Valley Christian School recently presented bags of sweet treats to Vergennes police officers during their visit to department headquarters. Shown from left in the back are, Officer Mason Coleman, Sarah Barnes, teacher Nancy Hammond, Tena Elzinga and Chief George Merkel; and in the front, from left, are students Benjamin Nop, Izaak Wolniewicz, Jonathan Barnes, Theodorus Elzinga, Claude Godard, Isabelle VanVoorst, Summer Gosliga, Morgan Beenen.

VERGENNES — First- and second-graders of the Champlain Valley Christian School recently paid a visit to the Vergennes Police Department. They dropped off bags that included a “survival kit for law enforcement officers.”

As a document included in the bags enumerates, the kit includes such things as: Lifesavers, to remind you of the many times you have been; Tootsie Roll, because you sometimes have to roll with the punches; Peppermint Pattie, to help everyone keep their cool; Snickers, to help keep your sense of humor; Payday, since you are not doing this for the money; and Hershey’s Kisses, to show our love for you.

“I was most impressed with the effort the group of both students and teachers made, acknowledging us as police officers and our profession,” Chief George Merkel said. “I was overwhelmed with the thought and time that went into their efforts as well as being touched by the support for my officers.

“I am so proud of each and every one of them.”

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