Edmonson Voice Staff, photos courtesy of Lisa Whobrey:
The Youth Leadership Edmonson County students at ECHS utilized their last session today with a field trip to Mammoth Cave and the Cabinet of Health and Family Services for a nice surprise.
According to EC Community Education Director Lisa Whobrey, the group had a combination guided tour (Historic and Gothic Avenue Tour) at Mammoth National Park. Students engaged in learning about the history of the cave and tourism for the county. After their tour they had lunch at the Hotel's Rotunda Room followed by a graduation ceremony for the group.
"During the year, students worked on collecting stuffed animals and blankets to give to the Cabinet of Health & Family Services for Child Abuse Prevention Month," said Whobrey. "They wanted to give something back to the community so they felt this project was a way to do that."
The toys and blankets will be given in emergency situations to comfort children when they have to become involved in difficult family situations. The students presented the toys and blankets on their way back to school today.