The Van Buren Elementary student council donated gifts to the Exceptional Living Center of Brazil Wednesday. The school decided to donate gifts for the facility this year instead of doing a gift exchange among students. Exceptional Living residents Pauline Rupeck (front left) and Custer Green (front right) were on hand to accept the gifts from students (from left) Marle' Mager, Cheyenne Olsen, Tucker Thiel, Caleb Swearingen, Faith Shrum, Kaden Young, Chloe Mendez, Mollie Hyde and Allison White. Not pictured is student council member Kolten Chastain. Teachers Anna Lorenze and Derek Tipton lead the VBE student council.