~Wewa students spreads affection at Humane Society~

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM.

 Three years ago Darlene Ake decided on something different for Valentine’s Day.

Instead of swapping cards and candy, Ake wanted her Pre-K students at Wewahitchka Elementary School to feel and experience something with a bit more substance.

Cards and candy had their place, but Valentine’s Day and the outpouring of love it symbolizes, Ake figured, was about something deeper.

She focused on the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society and the animals it sustains and, hopefully, places in new homes.

The Humane Society, Ake noticed, was consistently in need to assistance in so many forms.

“They really need the help,” Ake said.

So, Ake and her students began what has in 2014 become a tradition, traveling on Valentine’s Day to Port St. Joe.

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