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Elgin students harvest new garden

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ELGIN, Okla._ Two local business showed their support for students with special needs Wednesday afternoon.

With donations from Ace Hardware and Scott’s House of Flowers, Elgin Elementary School students with special needs were able to start their own vegetable garden.

Students, faculty and representatives from the companies broke ground on the "Seeds of Hope" project that one organizer says will have a positive impact on the students.

“[For] some kids it’s hard for them to stand and it'll help them work on their core muscles,” says Leanna Nelson. “There's other kids who are wheelchair bound that can actually get down and dig in the dirt and have fun, and it's just something different for them to do instead of being stuck in a classroom all the time.”

Produce from the garden will be harvested and sold throughout the year to raise money for field trips and newer equipment.

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