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4th grader spearheads shoe drive


Nine-year-old Alkek Elementary fourth grader Chandler Knowles knows the spirit of Christmas is about giving. Knowles organized a shoe drive through her church, the Bandera United Methodist Church, to help kids who needed shoes. She spearheaded the collection of shoes and even raised $100 to purchase shoes needed in specific sizes. Chandler was inspired to begin the shoe drive by a discussion held during her 4-H Club meeting. Chandler is the daughter of Bill and Sheila Knowles of Bandera. Here Chandler shows only a portion of the shoes collected to benefit needy children in Bandera.