TODAY   |  July 15, 2013

Sara surprises kindergarten teacher with vacation

TODAY’s Sara Haines calls Florida kindergarten teacher Julie McElhaney to surprise her with the news that she is the Fourth Hour Fan of the Week and has won a trip to a Connecticut resort.

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>>> it is time to find out who is our lucky fan of the week.

>> sara haines is here to fill us in.

>> our winner this week is -- julie mcelhaney from boca raton , florida. julie , congratulations.

>> thank you so much.

>> hi, julie .

>> okay.

>> hello.

>> you must be so excited. let me tell them a little about you. julie watches it on nbc 6 south florida once she gets home from a long day of teaching kindergarten. not only does julie love the fourth hour, but so does her class.

>> oh, no.

>> she reads party animals to them.

>> good girl.

>> even has "today" on her word wall. julie has been watching the "today" show since she was a kid and her family n friends know that you are her girlfriends. do you want to know where we're sending you?

>> tell me all about it.

>> well, get ready to take a break from teaching because we're going to send you and a ghost the foxwoods resort casino in connecticut. you'll have a five-day four-night stay in deluxe accommodations for two in the mgm grand at foxwoods or grand tower at foxwood resorts casino. plus you'll be able to enjoy dining credits at the paragon restaurant. it sounds like a fun getaway for a hard working teacher. hotel and airfare provided by the foxwoods casino . what do you think?

>> you made my summer.

>> we're so excited. julie , thank you.