Calhoun’s Breakfast Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

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Members of the Calhoun High School Breakfast Club recently spread holiday cheer for those at the Jewel Quinn Senior Center.

On Dec. 7, the students arrived at the center, which shares a campus with the district’s administration building to sing holiday carols, made edible crafts, create holiday cards for veterans and more.

“We wanted to do something to give back to the community,” said club officer Emily Haldas.

The families of Breakfast Club members donated supplies, including an edible snowman craft, which was quite popular with the senior center members.

“This is a service learning opportunity for our students to share joy and laughter together with the elderly,” said special education teacher and club adviser Wendy Simson.
The Breakfast Club is a social and diverse club that includes both general education and special needs students that promotes positive and personal interactions.

“We plan on returning in the future to celebrate other holidays here, so that more members of the Breakfast Club have this experience as well,” said club officer Kate Andrews, who helped plan the holiday-themed event.