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March 19, 2014

Lunch with heroes

GREENVILLE — Local school buses made their way rapidly across Greenville Tuesday, accompanied by multiple law enforcement vehicles with lights and sirens activated.

It wasn’t a chase or any other emergency, but the official escort for the DrugFree Greenville Heroes Lunches at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center.

Once inside the building, the students were greeted by a line up of personnel from the Greenville Police Department, Greenville Fire-Rescue, Hunt County Emergency Medical Services and Air Evac Lifeteam. The students in grades K – 5 entered the main ballroom while sharing “high fives” with the officers, McGruff the Crime Dog and “PALS” (Peer Assistant Leaders) from Greenville High School, as a curtain of bubbles flew around the room.

Once inside, the students found their seats and enjoyed lunches prepared by the Greenville Independent School District’s Child Nutrition Service, as they were visited by their heroes and received an assortment of autographed “Hero Cards.”

Approximately 500 students at all Greenville area schools were chosen to participate in the lunches, for  having written short stories about their heroes, maintaining outstanding attendance records and earning high conduct grades at school.

After the lunch, the students had time to try their luck at dancing the limbo and doing the “Chicken Dance.”

Three lunches took place Tuesday, with three more planned at the Civic Center today.

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