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Clayton girl, 11, donates stuffed animals to troopers

Posted September 4, 2015

Lt. Jeff Gordon and Megan Millar

— Megan Millar of Clayton wanted to do something special for the community. After reading an article in a local newspaper about a young boy donating stuffed animals to troopers, she wanted to contribute as well.

Instead of receiving gifts for her 11th birthday this year, she asked her friends and family to bring new stuffed animals to donate to the State Highway Patrol.

On Thursday, Lt. Jeff Gordon met with Megan to collect the stuffed animals and present her with a Certificate of Appreciation plaque from Col. Bill Grey, commander of the State Highway Patrol.

"The Highway Patrol would like to personally thank Megan for her thoughtful contribution," Gordon said.

The stuffed animals will be given to troopers across the state to place in their patrol cars.

"At times of tragedy, such as collisions, man-made disasters or any time of distress where a child is involved, we give the stuffed animals as comforting tool. It calms them down and makes them feel at ease," Gordon said.


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  • Sonja Yagel Sep 4, 2015
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    What a wonderful young lady with a heart of gold. Bless you honey

  • Joellen Pittman Sep 4, 2015
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    OMG Megan thats my friend!!!

  • Patty MacRae Sep 4, 2015
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    Meagan, what a wonderful young woman you are! Thank you.

  • Shamra Lancaster Sep 4, 2015
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    Well said and totally agree. If there were more like Megan maybe the world would be a better place.

  • Sam Adams Sep 4, 2015
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    We need more people in this world like Megan! It shows it does not matter how old you are, you can have a positive impact in this world. Hats off to her parents for raising her right. Well done Megan, well done!