GALION — Six Galion High School students spent time Nov. 15 giving back to the community. They assisted with the annual Thanksgiving meal at the Galion Golden Age Center.
Aaron Barnhart, Brady Bonham, Clay Karnes, Colten Skaggs, Ashley Sallee and Teresa House donned aprons, hair nets and plastic gloves to provide extra assistance in the center’s kitchen and dining area.
“These students being here is great and says a lot about them as individuals,” said Jenni Leuthold, director of the Galion Golden Age Center. “The students came in and were enthusiastic, asking what they can do to help. It’s great to see them reach out and help our organization and volunteer their time.”
The students helped set the tables, assisted in the kitchen washing and drying dishes and served dinner to the senior citizens during the event.
“I thought it would be good to come out and help the community,” said Barnhart, a GHS senior. “It’s important to give back to the community that has provided many opportunities for me growing up in Galion. This is one way I can show my appreciation.”
Galion Golden Age Center is a member-driven organization, and provides programming for adults in Galion 50 and older.
“We are always looking to add new members,” said Leuthold. “Galion Golden Age Center memberships are only $25 per year, and we need more people involved to help us provide our current programs and expand our operations to provide additional assistance to our senior citizens.”
The Galion Golden Age Center, 301 S. Market St. is looking for members and volunteers. Call 419-468-5152 for information.
“I’m very proud of these students for taking the initiative to give their time to the community,” said Galion City Schools superintendent Jim Grubbs. “This is just one of many examples of the giving spirit our students display, and it shows we are trying to develop well-rounded young adults in the Galion City Schools district.”