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Students at Cornerstone School make cookies and cards for local veterans

Students at Cornerstone School make cookies and cards for local veterans

(Riverton, Wyo.) - A few weeks ago, 7-year Iraq War Veteran, Lance Williams, visited 50 kids, staff and parents at the Cornerstone School to talk about his time in the military and experience with PTSD. Janet Blackford of Cornerstone School said, "the students really enjoyed his visit and wanted to do something to 'give back' to Lance and other veterans." So as part of their "Serve-a-thon" program the kids made homemade cookies and cards for the veterans. Blackford added, "We just wanted to do something to give back and say thanks." [image: 0 (13).jpeg] Over 42 bags of cookies and cards have been delivered the Soldier's House in Riverton , kept in the freezer, and are ready to be gifted to veterans across Fremont County. The Soldier's House of Fremont County is hosting a *Christmas Gathering* for military families on *Thursday, December 10th.* They will be distributing the cookies and cards to veterans and their families at this gathering. "These cookies are amazing, hand made, decorated with messages of thanks to veterans," says Charlie Wilson of the Soldier's House. "Lance was very touched by the reception he got from the school. It's a great example of our community reaching out to our veterans." On the evening of December 10th, Santa will join the families at the Soldier's House, and there will also be a photographer for kid pictures with Santa. The Soldier's House will be serving stew and beverages in addition to homemade cookies of course. [image: 0 (11).jpeg] [image: 0 (10).jpeg] [image: 0 (8).jpeg] [image: 0 (7).jpeg] *Above: Cornerstone School kids made cookies and cards for local veterans.* *Feature photo: Lance Williams visits Cornerstone School to share his experience in the military and PTSD. * #county10 #news