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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Foster Grandparent Program volunteer honored for her work at Bassette Elementary

Cleo Byrd photo

June 5, 2018 - Foster Grandparent volunteer Cleo Byrd was recently honored by WTKR TV for her work at Hampton's Bassette Elementary School. Known throughout the school as Grandma Byrd, she is in the classrooms Monday through Friday helping kids with their schoolwork and supporting the teachers.

A smiling Byrd, who told reporter Kurt Williams "I don't do surprises very well," also received a $300 gift card from WTKR and Southern Bank as part of the station's "People Taking Action Award." Go online to watch the video and to learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program.