[The following is an open letter to residents of the greater New Milford area from students at Aviston Elementary School in Aviston, Ill.].

The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the diferent environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region.

The kids in the class think it would be fun to receive postcards, souvenirs, resources and any other information about our great country from each of the 50 states.

We hope people who read this letter wil be interested in mailing items to ur class pertaining to their state.

Our address is 4th Grade @ Aviston Elementary, 350 South Hull Street, Aviston, Illinois 62216.

A sincere thank you to anyone who is able to contribute. We appreciate the excitement you will add to our learning experience.

Lisa Niemeyer

and her fourth

grade students

Aviston Elementary

Aviston, Ill.