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Sixth-grader Sam Louque presses the doorbell of a Feltwell resident she and her classmates supplied with a Christmas care package Friday.
Sixth-grader Sam Louque presses the doorbell of a Feltwell resident she and her classmates supplied with a Christmas care package Friday. (Charlie Reed / S&S)
Sixth-grader Sam Louque presses the doorbell of a Feltwell resident she and her classmates supplied with a Christmas care package Friday.
Sixth-grader Sam Louque presses the doorbell of a Feltwell resident she and her classmates supplied with a Christmas care package Friday. (Charlie Reed / S&S)
Two residents of Feltwell smile to Lakenheath Middle School sixth-graders who delivered gifts of household items to elderly members of the community.
Two residents of Feltwell smile to Lakenheath Middle School sixth-graders who delivered gifts of household items to elderly members of the community. (Charlie Reed / S&S)
Berkey directs a group of students who made up this year’s Polar Express.
Berkey directs a group of students who made up this year’s Polar Express. (Charlie Reed / S&S)
Berkey directs a group of students who made up this year’s Polar Express.
Berkey directs a group of students who made up this year’s Polar Express. (Charlie Reed / S&S)

Like an eager pack of Santa’s little helpers, sixth-graders from Lakenheath Middle School on Friday distributed boxes of canned goods and other household items to some of the elderly residents of Feltwell, a village north of Lakenheath and Mildenhall.

They were part of this year’s Polar Express, a tradition started about 15 years ago by science teacher Ted Berkey. "Instead of doing a gift exchange, this is something that they’ll remember," said Berkey, who’s been teaching at the school for 38 years.

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