Christiansburg students help Gov. McDonnell decorate
CHRISTIANSBURG — At least one of Gov, Bob McDonnell’s Halloween decorations will be imported from Christiansburg Middle School this year.
More than 70 sixth-grade students spent a portion of their Wednesday morning decorating a large, spooky white pumpkin, which will be displayed on the steps of the governor’s mansion in Richmond starting next week.
The pumpkin came to the school courtesy of Brann-King Farms in Riner, and co-owner Chuck King said he plans to personally deliver it to the governor’s mansion Tuesday.
“It lets people in Richmond know our culture’s alive in southwest Virginia,” King said.
Christiansburg English teacher Stephanie Blevins agreed with King and said she believed it was important for her students to feel like they could contribute to the political world of Richmond even though they are in Christiansburg.
While many were happy to know their hometown would be represented in Richmond, Christiansburg student Demiah Smith was most excited about having something with her name on it in the presence of the governor.
“I just feel so important,” Smith said.
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