JAG students visit Colonial House

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By The Staff

JAG Students recently experienced the feelings associated with serving others as they prepared and delivered gifts and goodies for the residents of Colonial House Nursing Home.   

As the holidays approached, the JAG staff at Bullitt County Adult and Community Education Program began to discuss potential holiday activities.  Keeping with tradition for the last five years, the students selected the Colonial House Nursing Home.  Students and volunteers selected personal care items, fruits, cookies and candies for each resident.  Students decorated gift bags, prepared jingle bell accessories, decorated envelopes in calligraphy and prepared personalized cards for each resident. 

Staff and students adorned Santa hats and deer antlers and reached to their hearts to find their best singing voices.  It was a stretch to get this group to sing, but when the voices came together it was peaceful harmony.  Annette Ragg, Family Advocate for BCAE, accompanied the tunes with her violin and provided inspiration to all.

As students exchanged greetings and gifts with each resident, they experienced first-hand the joy of serving others.  Complete strangers. The JAG/Youth Program encourages community service.  They perform several projects for Colonial House, volunteer for Habitat Houses, assemble food baskets for Multi Purpose Community Action and various other projects.

The JAG/Youth Program is funded by Kentuckiana Works and the Governor’s Discretionary Funds.