|Felecia Laury and Farela Howie|
This Thanksgiving morning I spent some time at the Salvation Army with Chester Schools. Mrs. Rose Robinson, teacher and Interact of the Rotary Club, with her students from Smedley Allied Health High School (Principal Angela Thompson) volunteered at the Salvation Army. Also participating, Edith Hilton adviser to the students from the Rotary Club of Chester; Joe Saunders from the Rotary Club; Shiloh Baptist Church; Jose Santiago, Captain of the Salvation Army who supervised the event; Careaf Henson, President of the Rotary Interact at Smedley; and Barbara McKinney former President of the Rotary Club at Chester High School and Current President at of the Rotaract at Widener University.
Rose Robinson said students were at the Salvation Army in Chester today from 8:00 am-1:00 pm to help prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless. Forty students came to help. Edith Hilton said the event was started through the Rotary Club 4 years ago. Students get the experience talking with the homeless and serving them dinner. Barbara McKinney from Widener University along with the School of Hospitality helped to cook and prepare the meals. She has served in the Rotary Club for 6 years. She started in her sophomore year at Chester High School and continued at Widener University. She will be graduating in the spring. She believes in the work the Rotary is doing. She said, “I benefit by helping others”.
Chester schools at work serving in the community on this Thanksgiving Day. Good news! Great Job! Happy Thanksgiving!