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Glenshire students to collect for UNICEF group

“Trick-or-treat for UNICEF!” yelled Mrs. Highfill’s second-grade class for the channel 6 television cameras Wednesday.

The students came to school dressed in Halloween costumes a little early this year to tape a commercial that will run on Truckee Tahoe Community Television later this month to promote Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund). On Oct. 31, trick-or-treaters from Glenshire Elementary School will be collecting donations for UNICEF along with the usual candy.

“I believe everyone deserves to have a clean and healthy place to live,” said second-grader Simeon Murphy, who dressed as a goblin for the commercial.

The trick-or-treat campaign will support UNICEF’s programs, which provide medicine, better nutrition, clean water, education and emergency relief to children all over the world. According to UNICEF’s Web site, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has raised more than $188 million since 1950.

The project is Glenshire Elementary’s first service learning project of the year. In an assembly on Oct. 24, the students will learn about UNICEF, and the Eagle Chorus and French class will perform songs about goodwill.

To donate money to UNICEF this Halloween, save some change for the goblins carrying orange boxes.

Keep an eye out for Mrs. Highfill’s second grade class on channel 6 on Oct. 20, 24 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 and 29 at 6 p.m.

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