Every student at an East Texas school district received a Valentine's Day present thanks to donated sweets and other treats that filled more than 1,100 gift bags.
Superintendent Lance Campbell said Thursday that any time people act in a selfless manner -- everyone benefits.
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Two friends, Nikki Haynes and Britney Peters Sims, launched the effort so that all Lone Oak ISD elementary students -- about 480 -- received a Valentine's Day gift. Word spread to generate enough donations for all students in the district with just over 1,000 children. Leftovers will be saved for snacks.
Some businesses donated gift cards and supplies for teachers.