By MELINDA WILLIAMS
A group of Pulaski Elementary School students recently had the chance to find the joy that comes with giving by delivering handmade cards to nursing homes and adult living facilities.
“I loved delivering the Christmas cards because it made my elders smile and I liked watching them look at the Christmas cards my school made,” said fifth grader Dillon Porter. “I love that I can help my elders smile and try to help them have a great Christmas.”
Porter was among six students from each of the school’s fifth grade classes to deliver cards to residents of Pulaski Village, Pulaski Health and Rehab and Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center.
The school has done the project each Christmas since the school opened in January 2005.
Teacher Kim Nelson said the project, “Is a great way for our students to give back to the community in hopes of making the holidays a little brighter for others. The students really enjoy doing it.”
Another fifth grade student, Rhonda Cook, said, “I really enjoyed making them smile and make them happy with the cards. I’m also happy that they’re happy, too.”
Other students who helped with the deliveries included Anthony Farlow, Rachel Martin, Ben Hale, Ashley Welch, Sarah Gray, Emma Anderson, Hanna Walsh, Scarlett Armes, John Pittsenbarger, S’zignae Ferguson, Chris Shay, Belle Cizl, Lexi Patterson, MacKenzie Martin, Makenzie Reno, Kassidy Secrist, Ethan Sealander, Breanna Covey, Cody Graham, Megan Wirt, Alaina Akers and Anthony Long.
Participating teachers were Nelson, Garry Ross and Scotty Scott.