100 Enumclaw School District students and their teachers brighten holiday for senior citizens

The holiday season was made a lot brighter thanks to the thoughtful efforts of more than 100 Enumclaw School District students and their teachers.

Kids from four district schools recently made Christmas cards that were distributed to senior citizens throughout the area. Many of the special cards – some containing the students' favorite Christmas memories – were delivered with meals distributed through the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors program, while others were handed out during the annual holiday feast at the Enumclaw Senior Center.

The effort also was carried out this year on Valentine's Day and Thanksgiving.

The card-giving program was conceived by Christine Williams, a school district employee who also volunteers at the senior center.

"The cards are an amazing gift of smiles to our seniors and a wonderful way for many generations to connect with each other through a simple, thoughtful piece of paper," she wrote.

Contributing Christmas cards were fourth-graders in Jody Emerson's class at Southwood Elementary School; fourth-graders in Jackie Carel's class at Westwood Elementary; kindergarten students in Jennifer Larimore's class at Westwood; students in the Kindness Club at Black Diamond Elementary, under the guidance of Derek Tulluck and Katie Christensen; and Seth Polson's technology students at Thunder Mountain Middle School.

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