Prison delivers pumpkins for special needs students


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RIVERTON -- Students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School in Riverton were treated Tuesday by some special Halloween visitors.

Officers from the Utah State Prison continued their decades-old tradition of delivering pumpkins to the special needs students in the Jordan School District.

Students picked out their pumpkin from the school's "backyard," which was turned into a pumpkin patch for this special occasion.

The inmates at the prison specially grow the pumpkins, including some 100-pound pumpkins and some white (ghost) pumpkins, for the students to paint and enjoy in the school's atrium.

Kauri Sue Hamilton School, which opened last year, serves the needs of students with severe multiple disabilities.

The land for the school at 2827 W. 13400 South was donated by Cletus and Sharon Hamilton and the school is named in honor of their daughter, Kauri Sue, who attended Jordan Valley School.

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