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Fort Walton Beach High School helps locals at Christmastime
OKALOOSA COUNTY -- Santa and his elves have nothing on a group of students at Fort Walton Beach High School.
The Leadership class runs a program called "Christmas Connections".
Food donations started coming in today.
More than one-hundred families will each get a turkey and two weeks worth of canned goods plus holiday gifts, delivered in person.
The students hold fundraisers and sign up sponsors to pay for it all.
Tyler Margaretten/Senior "It's taught us basic grass-roots marketing, so we go out into our community, we speak to as many business managers as possible, and we just ask for donations.
Last year, Christmas Connections raised 50,000 dollars and helped 114 families in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
They're pushing to do even more this year.