Retired Veteran Donates Hand Made Lincoln Logs to Schools Across the State

Clay Center, KS- It seems as if good news is hard to come by lately.  But, two elementary schools in the KCLY listening area received a gift of hand-made cedar Lincoln Logs recently.
John Will, a retired military veteran, who is now in his 80’s, lives in Halstead, KS and has spent his retirement driving across the state to give his creations to Kansas elementary schools.
Derek Holmes, the Principal at Concordia Elementary says Mr. Will showed up Wednesday morning and presented multiple sets of handmade cedar Lincoln logs.

Will has made and donated over 750 sets of Lincoln logs, which he has donated to elementary schools across the state.
Another elementary school in our listening area that was also greeted by Mr. Will Wednesday was Lincoln Elementary School in Clay Center.

Matt Weller, Principal of Lincoln Elementary says they will use the gift of the Lincoln log sets and blocks for their Project LEAD, summer camp, and with the clubs.

Weller says that he hasn’t let the children play with them as of yet, but he will as soon as he organizes them so the pieces don’t get mixed up, but plans on show it at their weekly Rise and Shine that is held on Friday’s.

So, Mr. Will, if you’re listening, the schools want to thank you for your generosity.

Janet Schnell covers state and local news for KFRM and KCLY. You can follow the KCLY or KFRM Facebook page for more stories.
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