York Elementary

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A retired Springfield couple is working to make a difference in the lives of local preschoolers.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky visited the classroom where they volunteer each week to help the children learn.

There’s no shortage of hugs in the Wonder Years classroom at York Elementary when Gee and Jim Williams-Stiles walk in the door once a week. 

As Gee talked to the kids, one little girl with a purple hair tie holding back her dark hair suddenly got up and gave her a hug.  And that wasn’t the only one given that day.

Michele Skalicky

CoxHealth employees were hard at work today, but they weren’t at the hospital.  They were donating their time and efforts to help spruce up a local elementary school as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

York students have wanted a ball field for years.  And today they got it.  CoxHealth volunteers built a baseball diamond behind the school on W. Nichols during the United Way Day of Caring.  Lisa Alexander was busy shoveling gravel this morning but took a break to talk about the volunteer effort.