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Let's take time in the next few weeks to say a special thank you to people who work with young children - in day cares, nursery schools, Sunday School classrooms, play ground groups. Show them that we appreci ate the energy and care they give to the children in our com munity. Here are some ideas to inspire you. Show your child care provider you value them by: •Volunteering for a day at the center to see how the day is spent. •Bringing flowers. •Sending a card of thanks, feedback on a project, positive GLADHILL TRACTOR MART Frederick MD 21701 301-663-6060 MD & VA MILK PRODUCERS ASSOC. Frederick, MD 21701 301-663-6552 NEW JERSEY GEORGE COLEMAN Elmer, NJ 08316 809-358-1528 Lancaster Farming, Saturday, April 25, 1998-B5 observation. (This is a great idea for someone who is too pres sured at pick-up and drop-off times.) •Bringing in items that are requested for craft projects. •Surprising an overworked child care professional with pizza for supper. 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