5 Great Things: Book grant, happy bride, 'Team Cassy' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

5 Great Things: Book grant, happy bride, 'Team Cassy'

(Source: Bethany Veach Photography) (Source: Bethany Veach Photography)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

It’s always a great week in the Mid-South, and this week was better than a pot of gold. Here are 5 reasons why.

$5,000 book grant

Bolivar Middle School librarian Deana Sain wrote and won a 5,000 dollar grant to provide a free hardback book for each student at her school. The school held a little celebration while passing out the books.

Happy Bride

Memphis photographer Bethany Veach got a team of vendors to donate their services for a Bluff City bride. Lauren Presley needed to move up the date of her wedding so her father, diagnosed with cancer, could walk her down the aisle, but his medical bills made that virtually impossible -- that is until Veach and more than a dozen vendors stepped in to make it happen by donating their services.

MPD officers to the rescue

Memphis Police officers came to the rescue when a thief stole the tires off a woman's car. Ridgeway Station Task Force officers working Blue CRUSH searched and spotted a suspect trying to put the stolen tires on his own vehicle. Officers William Vrooman and Jacob Minor returned the tires, and took things above and beyond when they put all four tires back on the victim's car so she wouldn't have to pay someone to do it for her.

Germantown High School and Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish granted a wish for a very special Mid-South teen thanks to the Germantown High School student Council who raised thousands of dollars to help send 13-year-old Kaitlyn and her family to Disney World. This is not the school's first time helping grant wishes. GHS students have raised money to help grant wishes for nine years, now.

Team Cassy

Millington eighth grader Cassy Colunga is in the battle of her life against brain cancer. But her one wish was granted Thursday night when "Team Cassy," a group of friend and family, gave her the night of her life complete with pre-prom pampering that included free make-up, hair, a limo ride and DJ. The 14-year-old was all smiles as the room filled and the party started in a room at Peabody Hotel given to them by donation.

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