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Greenwood School volunteers, including students, take bags of things outside to a shopper’s car in the parking lot on April 26.

Give it up for Greenwood

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This year’s Saturday, April 26, Great Greenwood Giveaway drew a record turnout of nearly 900, with 600 people coming through the school doors during the first hour alone, according to Principal Nate Schurman.

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Schurman said this was the highest turnout in the four years Greenwood has had held this school garage “sale.”

All items offered to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. were free and collected by students and staff.

“Many staff and students worked very hard to do this for the people of our community,” Schurman said. “We also had quite a few staff members and students help out at the event.

“We were asked numerous times (during the Great Giveaway) to accept donations, but that’s not what this event is about. A main purpose is to help (our students) experience joy in giving without receiving.”

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