Winter Wishes reunites father, daughter for lunch
ELGIN — An eighth grade student had lunch with her father Wednesday, thanks to Elgin Middle School’s Winter Wishes program.
While students around her wished for new shoes, food or video games, Zoe Smith simply wished to be able to go to lunch with her father. Stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 1st Sgt. Shaun Smith isn’t able to visit his daughter as much as he would like. So when Winter Wishes co-creators Anita West and Melissa Evon reached out to him about a week ago in an attempt to fulfill the wish, he made a promise that he would be in Elgin Wednesday.
“I made the 14 hour drive to be here for her to fulfill that wish,” Shaun Smith said. “There was no way I was going to miss it.”