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"It's about helping others"

Saratoga TechKids/SkillsUSA purchase $2,500 in gift cards from Valley restaurants

 

Photo courtesy Scott Bokelman

Gift cards from nine of the 10 restaurants in the Valley sit on Bokelman's table. At the time of the photo, he had only Duke's Bar & Grill left.

by Joshua Wood

Even before the arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wyoming forced the closure of multiple businesses in the Valley, a wave of support was beginning to form. As small businesses took a hit, posts on social media were encouraging people to purchase gift cards from those that would eventually be forced to close their doors.

That is exactly what Scott Bokelman, industrial technology teacher at Saratoga Middle/High School (SMHS), decided to do.

"I just actually saw a post that somebody had put on somewhere else about a way to help businesses that were shutting down was...



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