The Avon High Chess Club donates time to help senior citizens | So Good News
AVON, Ohio — The Avon High School Chess Club made all the right moves to win a Halloween project with a local nursing home.
Members carved pumpkins to take to the Woods Nursing Home in French Creek for a Halloween party on Thursday (Oct. 27).
Haley Taylor, the nursing home’s director of activities and director of life enrichment, referred to the middle school of experienced pumpkin carvers. Trevor Grzelak and Nick Lasivita, both 14, were two freshmen who volunteered to help.
Taylor said she was grateful for the high school’s help because it took a lot to prepare for the party. At the nursing home, 75 patients are qualified elderly and rehabilitated, he said.
He also praised assistant Angela Leach for her assistance. “He was a big help.”
According to Taylor, Halloween party decorations were spread throughout the facility and included “a haunted walk in the backyard and pumpkins behind the pond. Residents were in the backyard to see all the fun.”
There was also a fire pit and a classic donut and cider bar. There’s also “lots of candy, black and orange balloons, a bounce house and a balloon artist,” Taylor said.
As he noted, after the party, beautifully carved pumpkins will be placed inside the building, outside the residents’ rooms.
“We’re also doing this at our other location, Avon Place at 32900 Detroit,” Taylor said. “They have a dementia unit and 91 beds.”
It is the truth. Everyone loves Halloween, no matter how old we are.
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