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By Andi Bourne

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December 31, 2020

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The Swan Valley School staff poses in their t-shirts and with some of their gifts from the 12 days of Christmas sponsored by the Amazing Walking Women of Condon. Pictured (L-R): Nikki Harnisch with her corn cob pipe for "11 pipers piping;" Chris Auchenbach (not pictured) was "10 lords a-leaping;" Kellie Auchenbach in her tutu for "nine ladies dancing;" Katie Gleason received a milk frothier, two jars of milk and cookies for "eight maids a-milking;" Danni Parcell received "seven swans a swimming" on a stick and seven origami swans; Summit Parcell received hard boiled eggs, an egg slicer and a little beanie baby goose for the "six geese a-laying;" Colleen Harrington received "five golden rings" and five bagels with cream cheese; Principal Ralph King received a duck call, a turkey baster and a box of stuffing for "four calling birds;" Liza Ward was "three French Hens;" Chris Mauldin received "two turtle doves" and Jamie Matthew received "a partridge in a pear tree."

SWAN VALLEY – "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree...," and so the song goes counting down the days. This song took on new meaning this year at Swan Valley School as each day, one of the 11 teachers or staff were called down to the office following the song. They were given a t-shirt and gifts of recognition for their hard work thanks to the group that calls themselves the Amazing Walking Women (AWW) of Condon. On the 12th day the staff and students all received ice cream.

"It is just a way to thank them for all of their hard work and thank t...

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