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Group raises money for supplies for special needs classroom

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LAKE CITY, AR (KAIT) -

One group at an elementary school went above and beyond to give to a special needs class just in time for the school year.

The Lake City Spring Fest Committee learned the special needs class at Riverside West Elementary School will have a new resource teacher.

Thanks to a $1,000 donation, the teacher will be able to purchase alternative seating and sensory items for the classroom.

"This is one of the greatest gifts I think we could've ever gotten," Principal LeeAnn Harrell said. "It's going to allow these children to have a better education to have a better way of learning and I thank them so much."

Harrell said they hope to have the new classroom installed with the new supplies by the beginning of the school year.

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