Valentine Crafts with Sophia Snow Residents
"Today we walked to the Sophia Snow Place and made pretty Valentines with the elderly. We traced our hands and their hands and cut the tracings out to glue them onto paper. After that we decorated the hand cut-outs with little paper hearts so that they looked like love trees. I felt really happy inside because I know people don't visit the elderly all the time, so it was fun to do things with them and see them happy, especially for Valentine's Day."
"I had a really great time making Valentine crafts with the seniors. I was sitting next to a lady named Debby and she was so kind and nice. She was very creative and gave me some ideas and encouragement. It was so good to see the smiles on their faces. Everyone was happy and it made me feel happy."
24th Annual Sophia Snow Thanksgiving Luncheon
"I had so much fun! I enjoyed talking with my elderly guest who is 88 years old. Maddie and I were amazed that she has been to 11 different countries! I couldn't believe it. I asked her 'How many states have you visited?' and she said 'All of them.' I liked talking with her so much, she was so kind and polite. I couldn't have asked for a better elder. I'm excited to go visit the Sophia Snow House and see the elders again, and hopefully I get to meet new ones." - Josmeldy
"I had such a good time when the elderly residents came from the Sophia Snow House. I was the first kid in my class to greet a person. His name was John. He had a walker and I helped him a little. I asked him how many grandchildren he had and he said he had 15 grandchildren. That's a lot of kids! He made a few jokes at the beginning when I was nervous, and it was really fun to serve our guests. I can't wait to see them again." - Varvara
"Today the Manning 5th grade served residents from the Sophia Snow House. It was so fun that I would do it any day! I served a person named Angie. She was so nice, her favorite color was red and she said she loved the food and the performances.
This was Angie’s first time coming to the J.P. Manning school and she said she loved it here, which I am so glad because I wanted her to have a blast. Angie had a lot of questions to ask and a lot to talk about. I had to help Angie a lot because her left had didn’t work, so I had to cut up her turkey and put her jacket on. I read Angie a letter that a third grade student wrote, she said she loved it and took that letter home!
I hope that Angie really loved it here at the Manning and loved me too, I hope to see her again someday!" - Grace
23rd Annual Sophia Snow Thanksgiving Luncheon
"During this year's Sofia Snow Luncheon I had a blast. Daine and I were waiting on a nice man who was extremely kind and polite. His name was Hugh and he had a lot to talk about. I felt good talking with him and serving him. About 25 minutes in, Hugh started to write to Ben, a 3rd grader, who originally wrote to him (that's the 3rd grade's role in the luncheon each year).
When Hugh wrote the letter, Daine and I had to help him out with it. Ben had asked a lot of questions, so I helped Hugh answer them, which was kind of fun. After the people from the Sofia Snow House left, the 5th graders dug into the rest of the food, which there was a lot of that was the second best thing for me. The best was seeing everyone at the Sofia Snow smile." - Charles
"I had such a joyful time with the elders. It was fun to learn what it's like to be a server and host. I loved being with my elderly guest and I can't wait to visit her and her friends at the Sophia Snow House to play games." - Shontae
"I loved the Sophia Snow Luncheon. It felt great to see the senior citizens’ faces light up when they saw us. It important to help an elderly woman have a special Thanksgiving meal." - Vasi
"My guest, an elderly woman, and I exchanged names and we talked about family, and religion. We also got to tell each other about ourselves, and also how we are doing. I thought it was a great chance to get to know someone outisde of my age group. It was a great experience and I had a lot of fun." - Leo