Avery County Schools is getting creative with the spirit of giving this Christmas. At halftime during the Ashe County versus Avery basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 17, game-goers threw new stuffed animals onto the court. The stuffed animals were collected to be given to kids in need this Christmas. “I got the idea from
seeing a video clip on Facebook a few weeks ago,” ACHS Principal Monet
Samuelson said. “The Western Hockey League in Canada started the
tradition. They collect thousands of stuffed animals at their games. I thought
it would be something fun to try here in Avery at one of our local sporting
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