Christmas Party for Exceptional Children

Exceptional children from Etowah County, Gadsden City, and Attalla City Schools attended an event that had a very special appearance from Santa Claus who came bearing gifts for everyone. United Steelworkers Local 12 hosted its 67th annual Christmas Party for Exceptional Children earlier today.

Every year, the party is sponsored by Local 12, which represents workers at Good Year Tire and Rubber Company, Family Savings Credit Union, and several others. Hundreds of gifts are purchased, decorations are hung with the addition of music and food. Gadsden City Schools Special Education Director Sharon Maness says the children look forward to this event every year simply because it’s a wonderful and exciting experience for them.

Etowah County Schools had more than 200 students attend from elementary to high school. The smiles on the student’s faces are all Allison Stevens wanted for Christmas this year. Every child leaves the event with a gift from Santa, and a experience they’ll cherish until next year’s party.


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