Lepanto Elementary School won’t let COVID steal Christmas

Updated: Nov. 11, 2020 at 7:16 PM CST
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LEPANTO, Ark. (KAIT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has become a real-life Grinch for some, but Lepanto Elementary School says the virus is not going to steal their Christmas celebration.

The school’s Winterfest, like many other events across Northeast Arkansas this year, was canceled because of COVID.

But that’s not stopping parents and teachers from delivering yuletide joy to the kids.

“We’re trying to do everything we can to still provide that fun atmosphere for our kids,” said Principal Hunter Bryan.

With the help of the Warrior Parent Association, teachers will make sure each student receives a present.

Brandy Carlisle, coordinator for the WPA, says that during the pandemic they want to keep things as normal as possible for students.

They are selling raffle tickets and accepting donations so that COVID-19 can’t steal Christmas.

“It was important for the whole staff to come up with a way, and we know it’s so stressful on our teachers this year, so that’s when the WPA steps in to help,” said Carlisle.

To find out more information on how you can purchase a raffle ticket or make a donation, call (870) 475-2472.

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