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The students in the Exceptional Student Education program at Punta Gorda Middle School will be celebrating Thanksgiving a day early this year. Thanks to teacher Frank Black and the Bob Evans restaurant in Port Charlotte, the 40 children will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast instead of reading, writing and 'rithmetic on Wednesday.
"We put this on last year," said Black, "and it was such a big hit, we decided to do it again."
He said last year a lot of his students were living in trailers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after losing their homes to Hurricane Charley. Black realized a lot of those children probably …