Newton middle school students treat first-responders


Students at Newton’s Chisholm Middle School spent the last day of the fall semester in service: making treats for area first-responders and placemats for the homeless shelter’s Christmas dinner.

Hundreds of students lined the streets as Newton Fire/EMS and Newton Police Department pulled up in a fire engine, an ambulance and patrol cars.

“They loaded our trucks up with cookies and candy. So thanks for all the kids that helped put it together, the teachers that were thinking of us for Christmas, we appreciate it,” Capt. Luke Edwards with Newton Fire/EMS said.

Among the kids waving in the trucks was Edwards’ son, Keon, a 7th grader at CMS.

“It’s always good to be able to help the community. I feel like the school district does a lot of that during the wintertime, Keon Edwards said.

Newton students return to class on January 7.

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