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Angels In Our Midst

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Angels in our Midst (Debbie Parkson's Cafeteria)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
As an adult, Debbie Parkson still loves the Wonderful World of Disney.
   
She believes we could all use a little magic sometimes  and the help of an Angel in our Midst.

Savannah;  "I like Minnie."
Sadie; "I think it's pretty."
That's the reaction Debbie Parkson was hoping for when she spent her summer vacation and her own money painting and decorating Sherwood Elementary's cafeteria.  After 13 years at a high school, this is her 2nd year with the little students and it's been different.
     
Debbie Parkson, Cafeteria Mgr;  "To me, it's the babies.  It's just  I've had one that's been crying every morning this year that's just stole my heart."
 
Miss Debbie has a heart for every one of these children.  Sometimes their little coins don't add up to the cost of lunch..
   
Manya;  "If they don't have the money, they're supposed to get a cheese sandwich and some water."
But, in Miss Debbie's cafeteria,  well, let's just say, something magical happens.
   
Manya Curtis, Guidance Counselor;  "She has a little slush fund that she collects from family and friends and whoever wants to give a little bit here and there.  And for those students who don't have the money right off the bat to get their lunches, she covers it."
 
And the children never know.  They just ease down the yellow brick road making choices for a healthy meal.
   
Debbie;  "Some of them, it's really hard for them at home.  Hopefully, a little hug, or seeing  Disney  this could bring a little joy and magic to their life."
   
Debbie;  "They're not going to go out of here hungry.  They're gonna get fed."
In Miss Debbie's mystical place, the children of all ages will find a little corner of their world colored a bit brighter and sprinkled with the kindness of an angel.
   
Manya;  "I think that they love it; I do."
Sadie;  "I think she's wonderful just for helping our school out."
Savannah;  "I just feel like this is the best school ever."

 Angels in our Midst is brought to you by Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.

Angels in our Midst (Debbie Parkson's Cafeteria)


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