Students send out Happy Halloween

Published 8:27 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Students in Debra Sosa’s health science class at LeCroy Career Tech Center decorated pumpkins Tuesday for Gentiva Hospice patients living in Clanton.

Students at LeCroy Career Technical Center took some time Tuesday morning to decorate pumpkins for Gentiva Hospice patients in Clanton.

Takisha Brown, volunteer manager at Gentiva, brought pumpkins and rhinestones to Debra Sosa’s health science class and gave students the opportunity to touch the lives of local hospice patients in a festive way.

“We wanted to do something special for our patients,” Brown said. “This is just a good way for students to give back.”

The youth missionary group at First Baptist Church of Clanton will visit patients and hand-deliver the sparkly orange pumpkins to patients on Oct. 31.

Brown said her hope is that the pumpkins will serve as decorations for the patients not only on Halloween, but through Thanksgiving, too.

“They may be [sick], but they love seeing new faces of people coming by,” Brown said of the patients. “We’re always looking for volunteers in the community.”