Spreading the cheer

Spreading a little bit of joy can be done in many ways.

This past Valentine’s Day Forsan Junior High and High School students put their creativity to work in hopes of spreading some joy to local nursing home and assisted living facility residents.

Valentine cards were created by junior high students – 6th grade and 7th grade – as well as high school students. The journalism/ yearbook students, Principals of Arts, freshman, and seniors helped create the unique cards.

More than 300 Valentine cards were delivered to Marcy Place, West Texas VA Health Care System for the domiciliary and CLC residents, Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home, Parkplace and Parkview facilities. Each facility delivered the cards as part of their festivities and in their own way.

While students joined forces to spread Valentine cheer in the community, the Forsan Student Council was making sure all of the students had a special treat when they stopped by their lockers.

“Little reminders can really make a big impact on someone’s day. It’s important that we take the time to spread kindness when we can, even if it’s something as small as a card and a candy,” Hilary Thompson, Student Council president, said.

Leading up to Valentine’s Day student council members created a special wall of recognition with all the names of high school and junior high students along with a simple message reminding student that they matter. The morning of Valentine’s Day, students received a special Valentine’s Day note and a sweet treat taped to their locker.