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Lamar students host luncheon for Eden Hill residents

Eden Hill resident John Underwood visits with Thomas Schnabel, a student at Lamar Elementary, during a luncheon held for the residents on May 1 at the school.


On May 1, the students at Lamar Elementary opened their doors to a group of 12 residents from Eden Hill. The idea for the luncheon came from the Student Council as a way to provide a meaningful community outreach activity.  The Student Council coordinated the luncheon with the help of their sponsor, Shanna Hart, and Candace Barnes, the school counselor.


Before their special guest arrived, the students planned and prepared the meal and set up the dining area. The meal was comprised of sandwiches, chips, fruit and cookies. When the guests arrived, the students paired up with one of the guests and helped serve them their meal. The guests wasted no time at all getting to know their young hosts.


The Student Council, comprised of 4th and 5th graders, hosted this luncheon for the first time this year. Last year and earlier this semester, students from Lamar visited the residents at Eden Hill a handful of times to play games and talk with them.


“Since we have established a great relationship with the facility, they decided to do something more and asked to host the picnic,” said Barnes. “One of our students was even reunited with a previous neighbor who gave her a small gift that day.”


After the meal concluded, the students gave their guests a brief tour of the school.


“Having the Eden Hill residents over at our school was an amazing experience,” said Audrey Fulham, a fifth grader at Lamar. “I thought it was great to be able to talk and enjoy the time with our elders who we should all appreciate. “


The Lamar students plan to visit Eden Hill after school two times this month to visit and play games.


“I think it is very important to be able to spend time with them, and I would love to spend more time with them,” added Fulham.

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