Sharing Spring Fun

High school girls in St. Joseph’s Giles Home recently shared some spring fun with residents at a local assisted living center. As part of their spring community service project, the girls baked pumpkin bars to serve during the residents’ afternoon coffee hour. The ladies loved them!

After coffee and bars were served, we had an Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for the residents.  The girls assisted some of the residents who were not as mobile as others with the hunt … without being asked.  It was wonderful to see their caring and compassionate sides!

After the Easter Eggs were found, the residents opened their eggs. Some were filled with candy and others had a slip of paper in them stating they had won a prize! Lilly called out the numbers and those holding the winning numbers got to choose a prize.

Some of St. Joseph’s high school girls brought spring fun to a local assisted living center. The afternoon included an Easter egg hunt, games, prizes and home-baked pumpkin bars.
Jacie did an outstanding job of assisting residents during the community service project.

A jar filled with candy was passed around so the residents could GUESS HOW MANY. One of the residents came within 15 of the correct answer and won the jar of candy. Following all the activity of the Easter Egg Hunt and prize selection, we blew up balloons and enjoyed playing a little balloon volleyball with the residents. It was a wonderful time for everyone!

Four of the girls from our home were present to help with the event. Another helped with the preparation earlier in the day, but wasn’t able to join us in the afternoon.

Trudy – Photographer and dessert server
Carolina – Pumpkin bar baker and dessert server
Lilly – Idea instigator, prize shopper, egg filler, candy counter, server
Jacie – Woman Power up and down the steps carrying everything to the suburban and ace assistant to the residents, dessert server
Pearl – Easter bag decorator

It was truly a team effort and the girls represented themselves and St. Joseph’s well!

Al and Nancy – Proud Houseparents

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

13 thoughts on “Sharing Spring Fun”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing.. It does my heart good to see all the faces of the children. All so happy.. Can I get the recipe for the pumpkin bars ?
    Love and Many Blessings to All..
    Lynn Schoenberg

  2. What a lot of fun! Glad the girls and residents had a happy time. Keep up the good work. May the Lord continue to bless all of you.

  3. As a very senior citizen, former teacher, and now mostly homebound world event observer, I applaud these wonderful girls for the happiness they brought to those ladies! May God bless them with continued joy in bringing such a special time to others!

  4. Good for all of you young ladies. You did a marvolus job.
    The residents look so engaged and happy.
    Congratulations on your kindheartedness, compassion, and efforts.
    2018 Easter Memory Making

  5. it is a pleasure to see these young girls show compassion and sharing with these residents. I wish all the best to them in the future and urge them to continue sharing their love and time and energy with others.

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