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Ithzel Valverde, 14, of Willmar, shows off her stocking made by Cheryl Peterson. The lunchroom cashier at Willmar's Area Learning Center, Peterson made an 8-inch Christmas stocking for each of the school's 91 students. (Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer)

ALC 'lunch lady' makes stockings for 91 students

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WILLMAR -- The Christmas stockings are red and green. They are decorated with craft foam cut in the shapes of snowmen, snowflakes, peppermint candies and gingerbread cookies.


They covered a section of the wall in the gymnasium/lunchroom at Willmar's Area Learning Center.

But the most important part on each one is the fluffy white cuff embroidered with a student's name.

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