Wednesday marked the last day of school for students in Anderson County and they celebrated by surprising a staff member with a special gift.
They gave janitor Ricky Spaulding enough money to see his family stationed overseas.
Excited students and staff poured into the Anderson County High School gym for a pep rally which was the part of the cover for the surprise.
“They said they had a spill and of course that’s my job so I went to clean the spill up,” Spaulding said.
But instead of a mess, they presented him with a bag of money the students had collected totaling $1,900.
“My son is stationed in Italy and we are going to see him,” Spaulding said. “Words can’t describe the joy that I feel right now.”
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