Local high school students delivered some cheer along with dinner to West Bay elders last month as part of a Key Club outreach project.
Students from John Gray High School’s Key Club, along with Cayman Prep and High School students, visited the district’s Golden Age home on Feb. 28.
Key Club representative Opal Brown said preparation for the special day began weeks in advance with a number of fundraising activities at John Gray.
The club then called the home to seek the approval of the supervisor for the visit.
The group shopped for food and treats that they thought would appeal to the elderly residents. The Dragon Garden restaurant in Savannah agreed to prepare a Chinese dinner for the event.
On the day of the visit, Key Club members served dinner and assisted with the cleanup afterward.
“I felt happy to help,” said Key Club president-elect Alle Sobrejuanite.
“The look of joy on their faces was priceless.”
Key Club members also put together care bags with personal hygiene items, sweets and tea biscuits for the residents.
“The residents were so happy and overjoyed that one of the residents said that we should come back every month,” said club member Janaye Prehay.