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The fifth-grade class at Albert S. Hall School in Waterville, Me., had a school garden going, but were sad when they came to school to find about 100 onions had been stolen. When news of the theft hit newspapers, people started sending onions to the school. More than 200 pounds arrived the first couple of days, with more coming. “Somebody just called from New York saying they have onions in the garden, and they’re going to box them up and send them,” said teacher Mary Dunn. “That’s going to cost a fortune.” There are so many that the school is donating most of them to a homeless shelter; the rest are going to the school’s cafeteria. “It’s been wonderful,” Dunn said. “I’m meeting a guy on the Interstate Saturday morning because he’s moving from Texas to Maine, and he’s got an abundance of onions in his garden and he’s going to bring them to give to me.” (RC/Kennebec Journal) ...You know, it’s stories like this that just bring tears to your eyes.
Original Publication Date: 05 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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