I started the Island Cheer Project in November of 2017 to try and help local seniors through the holidays by spreading a little cheer. Participants were asked to write a memory, a poem or draw a holiday picture to give to a senior during the Christmas Season.
The project was a success and I was able to collect a huge outpouring of letters and support. Shortly after I started I joined forces with Jeff Ford and his Pownal Pee Wee A Devils Team and together we delivered the cards around to each of the seniors. It was truly magical watching the children sing songs and have fun getting into the spirit of giving. Holland College was also a huge supporter of the project and several of the programs including the sports teams, early childhood education and English as a second language classes went above and beyond.
“This was just me trying to do something nice and hoping other people would be inspired and maybe want to be a part of it. I would hope that maybe this card writing becomes a tradition for people.’’