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The Bladenboro Primary School PTO showed their appreciation for the faculty and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. 

I’m really excited because all of the Teachers and Staff were so appreciative of all the activities for the week and it was a pleasure to see a smile on their faces especially this time of the school year,” said PTO President Erica Thompson.

The PTO had a week long celebration planned for them. The week started with breakfast, which was donated from Burger King in Elizabethtown; the school provided Tuesday’s lunch; Wednesday was “Strawberry Day” and everyone received a quart of mouth watering sweet strawberries from Johnny Whitehead Farms in Cerro Gordo. We also dipped some of the berries in chocolate, said Thompson.

Thursday was “Subway Day” with Subway trays came from Subway in Bladenboro, and on Friday the staff were expecting “sweets” but we were fortunate enough to not only have sweets, but Burney’s in Elizabethtown provided box lunches for everyone to enjoy. Strawberry delights also came from Cindy’s Drive-in in Elizabethtown.

“Special thanks goes to Jennifer Sumner, from Smithfield Foods Hog Production Division South Central Region for their donation towards making lunch from Burney’s possible,” said Thompson.

The PTO didn’t stop there. Thompson said the PTO also made the bus driver a “sweet treat”.

“The children said she smiled all the way to way to school,” said Thompson.

Principal Deborah Guyton and Assistant Principal Stephanie Norris were also surprised with a special gift. Through out the week five door prizes were given away daily.

“It has been an exciting week for me coordinating all these activities,” said Thompson.

She added she and the PTO are looking forward to Teacher Appreciation Week next year.

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