Residents of the Wayne County Nursing Home and the Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center and staff and volunteers at the Wayne County Humane Society’s Valentine’s Day was made brighter by hundreds of colorful, holiday-inspired caring cards hand crafted for them by the 550 Pre-K through second grade children at Lincoln and Perkins Schools.
Greg Herbst, Assistant Principal at both schools and advisor to two school Student Leadership Teams that came up with the idea of making the Valentine’s Day cards, happily helped facilitate this thoughtful endeavor and delivered the cards to each of the three locations.
Some 220 students at Lincoln School made cards just for the Wayne County Nursing Home residents and the nearly 330 Perkins School pupils made them for all three locations. Each class there chose one of them to focus their card making on.
Herbst said cards for the veterans included thanks for their service to our country; cards for the Humane Society staff and volunteers included words of thanks to them for caring for animals; and the cards for the nursing home residents were general Valentine’s Day wishes.
“Some of the classes used this as a writing assignment and students wrote notes to the recipients,” Herbst said.
He noted that at the VA, staff were going to distribute cards to veterans in their rooms; at the Nursing Home they were going to put on residents’ lunch trays; and at the Humane Society they were going to be given to staff and volunteers.
Herbst said those in charge of receiving the cards at each location expressed great appreciation for the kids’ thoughtfulness.