Pascagoula teen asks students to make cards for soldiers

Holley Cunningham helps make cards with a student at Cherokee Elementary
Holley Cunningham helps make cards with a student at Cherokee Elementary

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Holley Cunningham wants to make sure our soldiers serving overseas know they are appreciated back home. So the Resurrection High School senior is asking students across Jackson County to make Christmas cards for American soldiers as part of her Leave a Legacy of Service Project.

Kids throughout the Pascagoula School District are participating in the project. Students at Cherokee Elementary were busy Monday making cards. (Trang Pham-Bui will have more from Monday's card making session later today on WLOX News and

Just because you're not a student, doesn't mean you can't take part. Everyone is welcome to sign cards at Downtown for the Holidays in Pascagoula from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and at Jerry Lee's Grocery and Singing River Mall on Dec. 4 from 10-3 p.m.

Big community projects like this are nothing new for the teen. Since she was nine, Holley Cunningham has dedicated every one of her birthdays to a special cause. Last year she raised a large sum of money for playground equipment for the Exceptional School.

Debbie Anglin with the Pascagoula School District wrote to tell WLOX News about Holley's latest project. She said, "Holley is an exceptional young lady and has helped thousands of people through her unselfish acts of kindness not only on her birthdays but throughout the year."

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