courtesy: Modern Woodmen of America
On Saturday, December 3, Modern Woodmen of American Youth Service Club 14147-1 hit the streets of Brownsville delivering Christmas cheer. Club members and their parents handed out over 100 small gifts at local businesses, parking lots, and around town as Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.
The morning started as members met at the Edmonson County Public Library to attach cards to the gifts that would be passed out. The club then began handing out gifts at the library and continued on to local businesses throughout town. “Our goal was to bring Christmas cheer to our little community and hopefully brighten someone’s day," said club leader April Hennion. “In a time when it seems there are so many sad stories and so many who have a hard time during the holiday season, we just wanted to bring a smile to as many people as we could and this was one way to meet that goal."
According to Hennion, members of the Service Club complete community service projects each month and have logged countless volunteer hours over their years of involvement. This is the first year for the Random Acts of Christmas Kindness, but she said it won’t be the last.
“We want to make this an annual project and we hope that it will be an inspiration for others to be kind to their neighbors, strangers, and those in need," she added. “It only takes a small gesture to make a big difference in someone’s day."
Members involved in this project were Tyler Coulter, Tabi Miller, Samantha Massey, Meredith and Sydney Hennion, and Makinley and Kyndal Harp. Parents: Christie Talley, Dale Massey, Sharon Meredith, Beth Harp and April Hennion, Club Leader.