Emerald Christian Academy Students Make their World More Colorful

Expressing their creative skills, ninth-grade students from Emerald Christian Academy, Pleasant Hill, Ore., decorate paper sacks to be used by Meals on Wheels for the Valentine’s Day lunches. “It’s fun to reach out to the community,” says Whitney Wells.

Willamalane Senior Center prepares nearly 100 Meals on Wheels per day as well as serving about 50 people on site. Many area church members and students’ parents are involved in this program, and the students enjoy taking extra time to make the meals more colorful. “I love getting a chance to use my creativity for a special reason like this,” adds Mandy Becker. •

Featured in: April 2003