• 68°

Students volunteer at non-profit

EMILY LANE | THE DEMOCRAT — Shardanay Reilly, who attends Kyle’s House, practices for the potato sack race Saturday during a visit from Frazier Primary and McLaurin Elementary students. Students delivered Easter baskets and played games. with the children at Kyle’s House as part of Global Youth Service Day.

NATCHEZ — Students from Fraizer Primary and McLaurin Elementary schools had some springtime fun with children with special needs at Kyle’s House Saturday while giving back to the community.

The Americorps Junior Citizen Corps students in grades one through four recently filled 40 Easter baskets with stuffed animals, books, candy, toiletries and other items to donate to children at Kyle’s House and the Sunshine Children’s Center, AmeriCorps tutor Stacey Owens said.

The Frazier and McLaurin students delivered the baskets to Kyle’s House Saturday and interacted with the children on the playground.

Kyle’s House is a day care facility that offers support services to families, particularly those with special needs children.

The students helped the day care children find eggs at an Easter egg hunt, competed in potato sack races, got their faces painted, played games and listened to Frazier librarian Mary Armstead read “Clifford’s Happy Easer.”

LaTanya Jefferson, an AmeriCorps reading tutor, said they chose to come to Kyle’s House and make donations to the Sunshine shelter in order to focus on children with special needs and neglected children.

Both Frazier and McLaurin students and the Kyle’s House children benefited from spending the day together.

“We wanted to show our students that students with special need can do the same activities,” Jefferson said.

Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes children who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning.

News

Free breast exams in November yielded surprising results

News

Myers, 68, tries out acting in ABC’s ‘Women of the Movement’ series

News

CPSO investigators arrest man for stealing trailers, heavy equipment from multiple parishes

News

Officials present top priorities for legislative session in forum

News

Pascagoula native 1st female official to work a Super Bowl

News

Analysis: Transition turmoil splits Mississippi delegation

COVID-19

Sunday update: State health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

COVID-19

State health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Merit Health nurse remembered for selfless nature

News

Florida couple start fundraiser to secure, restore historic home here

News

Two men arrested for theft, damage at old International Paper

News

Natchez projects awarded over $350,000 from MDAH grants

News

Sheriff’s office investigating shots fired in Adams County Wednesday night

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez police arrested teen in Wednesday night murder

News

More donate to Children’s Christmas Tree fund

News

Murder investigation of Natchez native now streaming on Discovery+

News

Harbor Freight Tools excited to be joining Natchez community

News

Supervisors approve contract for new engineering firm

COVID-19

State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Adams County seeks study for new fire stations

News

Jackson State band to perform in Biden inauguration event

COVID-19

Bailey appointed interim tax collector until November special election

News

Supervisors reappoint Phillip West to Natchez school board

News

Harbor Freight showing job listings for new Natchez location