A Big Brothers Big Sisters Match Story “It changed my life,” Emily Patton says of having mentors as a kid. Emily is empathetic towards children who need some extra guidance. As fate would have it, she was invited to a Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids event at Echo Lanes by a friend of
Taking Their Love for Animals and Teaching the Importance of Hard Work and Responsibility at a Young Age The 4H Livestock Club started four years ago, and now has over 60 children and 68 families that participate. In the Livestock Club, there are beef goats, dairy goats, beef cattle, swine,
Annabel was born to sing. Turning down her radio to take time to chat with our magazine, she shared of her early introduction to music at age 5. “I sang Joy to the World in my church play and that is where I found my love from just being on stage,” said Whitledge. She never experienced stage fright
Graduation is an exciting milestone for every senior. And for some students, the anticipation to say, “I did it,” is more than others could ever imagine. The countdown until you finally walk across the stage to receive your diploma is a feeling like no other. A new chapter awaits. For some,
High Schoolers Give Senior Citizens a Prom of Their Own How the Idea Originated In 2016, teacher Natalie Martin was on the cleanup crew for senior prom at Henderson County High School. After taking down all the beautiful, well-done decorations, she couldn’t help but think that they were going
The Build-A-Bed project has provided children in our community a warm and comfortable place to sleep at night. The first year I was involved with Build-a-Bed, I helped deliver a bed to a home. I met a young lady; we will call her Susie. Susie was 6 or 7 years old and lived with her grandmother.
“I’m kind.” That’s what Jax Wheeler wants you to know about him. Jax, a 21-year-old man with autism, was born and raised in Henderson alongside his brother, Vince, and sister, Olivia. His parents, Terry and Dawn, agree with his assessment. “Jax has a big heart and he cares about people,” said
You do not have to look far to find music with a meaning. Kids at Holy Name School recently watched their dreams come true when they were called to make a CD. Where the Idea Originated Jenny Mills, director of liturgy and music at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School, worked with the children
When you visit Bend Gate Elementary School, you may hear students talking about the Steamy Swamp. It may take you by surprise and make you wonder if they are talking about a science project or a recess game. The Steamy Swamp The Steamy Swamp is indeed a place at Bend Gate Elementary School.
Local family shares talents with those in the community. It’s not very often you find a family who encompasses a variety of talent, but Alan and Cathe Hedgespeth and their younger daughter, Hallie Siewert, are one of those families. What started out as a hobby for each of them turned into so