Thursday, May 6, 2010

Highland Park Brighten People's Day

Yesterday the Highland Park girls team went to the Fleming Home, a nearby assisted living facility, and brightened some resident's day with songs, cards and conversation.

As we walked over to the Home the staff got a glimpse of the students' West Seattle neighborhood, and we got to talk with the team about how their season was going so far. They all agreed, "great." One even came up to me and said she remembered me from our College Kicks event. It was very sweet to be remembered, even if it was only for getting her the coat she left behind at the event.

At the Fleming Home the students began the afternoon with a few songs for the residents. They received an enthusiastic applause. Then the girls went on to hand each of the residents a card they had handmade for the residents. Some of the residents eye sight wasn't very strong, so some of the students even read their cards to audience members. It was very heartwarming to watch.

For all of their efforts, the girls received some freshly baked cookies, fresh squeezed lemonade and a feeling that they brightened a few people's day. Way to go Golden Mustangs!!

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