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Store hosts special party for Copperas Cove students

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COPPERAS COVE, TX (KXXV) -

Dozen of students in Copperas Cove got an extra special treat. 

One hundred of Copperas Cove ISD's exceptional needs students had a holiday party thrown for them at Bearables in Copperas Cove.

The kids made their own stuffed animals, decorated cookies, and got to tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas.

The school district partnered with Bearables and the Copperas Cove Moose Lodge #2029 for the event. 

B.J. Callaway the owner of Bearables, said this is their first year hosting the party of the special needs kids. 

"It was something special for me this year, to do something like this for children that are special needs," Callaway said. "If I can make one child smile I'm good with that...if I could just do something for some, I was good with that."

The business owner said she could not have made the party possible for so many kids, had it not been for their local Moose Riders and Women of the Moose.

"We asked them if they would sponsor 20 [kids]--we'd sponsor 20 [kids]--to my surprise, they did 80 [kids], and then we offered the other 20 [kids]," Callaway said.

Alex Smith is the Vice President of the Moose Riders at Moose Lodge 2029. He said serving the community is what the organization is all about. 

"Giving back to the local community and interacting with children directly--making an immediate impact is very important to us," Smith said. "Seeing their smiles seeing their accomplishment at the end of the day it's really an amazing feeling."

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