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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Holiday Store address needs by going online

Annual Cheney Middle School event sets record donations, provides assistance to area low-income families


Last updated 1/14/2021 at 9:09am

CHENEY — Thanks to some online ingenuity and extra donations, a holiday tradition continued this season for local low-income students and families.

The Cheney Middle School Holiday Store has been a fixture since founder Sherry Syrie asked her sixth, seventh and eighth-grade art students in 2011 to bring in new and like-new items to be regifted to students in need. The response was so great that Syrie went on to work with middle school staff and community members to make the store an annual fixture — something that this year faced uncertainty due to COVID-19 health restrictions such as s...

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