By Aubrey Hastings
Student Life Editor
WC Service Council members have continually been active around campus and the local Chestertown Community. Of their many service projects throughout the years, they have become frequent visitors to the friendly faces of Heron Point, a local quality care retirement community along the Chester River.
High Tea with the residents of Heron Point is sure to become a Service Council tradition here at WC. Students gave of themselves the afternoon of Oct. 23 to spend time with Heron Point Residents. Despite the generational gap, both residents and students look forward to this event every year and enjoy the stories that are shared throughout the afternoon.
“The event went extremely well. This was our second High Tea, and we had the best turnout of 25 students in attendance. High Tea bridges the age gap and allows students to become familiar with the residents of Heron Point. Many students took the residents for an afternoon walk on the pier at Heron Point. We were able to converse with the residents about their prior occupation and hobbies. Several Washington College students reestablished past relationships and numerous students formed new relationships with the residents,” said senior Sarah Franklin, co-chair of the SC local committee.
In the past, Service Council has also held a Valentine’s Day dance for the residents of Heron Point where students and residents come together for a night of fun, dancing, music, and food. The opportunities to work with residents of Heron Point are priceless, and they always seem to thoroughly enjoy the company of students.
“I was so impressed with the amount of students who gave up a part of a beautiful Sunday afternoon to spend with us. They interacted so well with our residents by showing them such kindness and attentiveness,” said Kim Barroll, resident services director of Heron Point.
There are several other service event opportunities planned for the remainder of the semester, including the upcoming WAC Cake-Off where proceeds raised will go towards The Hunger Project.
For more information about WC Service Council or how to become involved contact senior Kelsey Mills, SC president or Beth Anne Langrell, SC club advisor.