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1955 graduate donates shoes to Weir elementary students

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Wayne Kennedy graduated from Weir, Kansas High School in 1955.  On Thursday, Wayne and his family returned to the same building to donate 120 pairs of tennis shoes to the elementary students at Weir Attendance Center.

Wayne and his wife, Bette, now live in Branson, Missouri and they made the trip to Southeast Kansas with their kids and grand kids, saying they're just excited to give back.

"It's all for the kids, there's nothing for us - interested in what's best for the kids and that's why we did it, and the Lord's been very very good to us," Wayne says.

"We just thought it would be a neat project for Weir - it's kind of the same type - they have a small school, and there's not much in the area, no industry or anything," Bette says.

"We're just excited to see the kids, it's kind of like Christmas morning where they get to open up the shoes and get to pick out which ones they want," says Shelby Kennedy, Wayne's grand daughter.  "It's something new.  I think everyone gets excited when they get a new pair of shoes."

"I'm just excited to come and help today, I know it means a lot to my grandparents," says Kyle, Wayne's grandson.

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