Acts of Kindness should never be taken for granted. The taste and smell of fresh baked cookies has to be one of the best things that the children of the Bailey Heights neighborhood enjoyed this summer during Traveling Tales and Lunch with Lions.
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center provided freshly baked cookies each week for the sack lunches and the children said that they “loved their cookies.”
Johnny Barnes spent hours going door to door, handing out flyers, setting up tables and chairs each week and making phone calls to encourage the children in the neighborhood to participated in the program. He stressed the importance of reading to them each week and by the end of the summer, most of the youth had their own library cards and were checking out books weekly.
Barnes recognized the Natchitoches Library, Lions Club, the Community Volunteers and many others for participating in the reading program.
Lion Pam Glass made a unique book mark with authentic African beads and a silver cross and presented it to Barnes for his favorite book, the Bible. Lion President Tina Ragan thanked him for his genuine acts of Kindness that made this program successful.
Kierra did a great job reading the last book of the Summer right before they potted their own beans to take care of at home. Lion Pam Glass personalized the book and presented it to Kierra.