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Students share sweet treats with Richmond Hill seniors
G.W. Carver Elementary School students Caroline Infinger, left, and Adrianne Garrett help hand out homemade Valentines Day cookies Friday morning at the Richmond Hill Senior Center. The girls fifth-grade class made the night before. (Hallie D. Martin)

Richmond Hill seniors got some sweet treats Friday morning from George Washington Carver Elementary School students for Valentine’s Day, which is Monday.

Melissa Tanner’s fifth-grade class of 28 students each made and decorated two heart-shaped cookies on Thursday afternoon. Two students, Adrianne Garrett and Caroline Infinger, took some time out of their lunch break at school Friday to hand out the treats at the Richmond Hill Senior Center, Tanner said.

The girls also bought flowers to the senior center. Adrianne said they wanted to bring some gifts to the center to spread some cheer.

“It would be nice for the seniors to have a gift for Valentine’s Day,” she said before passing out Valentine’s Day-themed paper plates, napkins and cookies with Caroline.

In return, the seniors had a basket full of bookmarks for Tanner’s fifth-graders. Around a dozen seniors enjoyed the sweet treats and one, dubbed the poet laureate of the center, had a poem she wrote praising the children read aloud.

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