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Out of Door Academy gifted 75 Gocio Elementary School families with Thanksgiving meal kits.
by: Whitney Elfstrom Staff Writer

Thanksgiving came early last week for 75 Gocio Elementary School students when they received Thanksgiving meal packages from Out-of-Door Academy.

The annual partnership between the two schools allows for families to be surprised with all the fixings for a holiday meal. Each package came with traditional Thanksgiving foods, a bilingual cookbook, children’s toys and a Publix gift card, so families could purchase a ham or turkey.

ODA students delivered the packages Nov. 22.

I’m the Sarasota community reporter, which means I cover the people, places and things of Sarasota. I graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in journalism and digital communication and a minor in English. 

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