ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The students at Julius Patrick Elementary received quite a few gifts today.
Members of the Cavalry Baptist Church donated uniforms to the school in an effort to help create a sense of community among students, but that's not all. Members of the church also fulfilled student's wish lists. Each student received a box full of toys, games, and clothes tailored to each child's interests.
"Every child has been so appreciative and thankful. I mean from pre-k all the way up to fifth grade and so they--it's been better for me probably than for them just watching them and the joy on their faces," said Casey Renois.
The celebration also included cookies, music, and dancing for students.