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Residents’ lives warmed by students’ personal touch

Eighteen students, including members of the Wildcat men’s soccer team, women’s basketball team and Theta Phi Alpha sorority, volunteered their time and wrote heartfelt and cheerful messages on Valentine’s Day cards for residents of the nearby Manor Care nursing facility, totaling more than 750 cards. After Saturday’s event, Shannon L. Skaluba, student organization and information center specialist, delivered the cards to Manor Care to be distributed on Valentine’s Day. (community) Service Saturday events provide opportunities for Penn College students to volunteer within the Greater Williamsport area. Held the second Saturday of the month, each event is a different volunteer opportunity. Contact the Office of Student Engagement to be added to the (community) Service Saturday interest list!

– Photos by Shannon L. Skaluba

Aubrey E. Stetts, of Jersey Shore, a nursing student and member of the Wildcat women's basketball team, completed 70 cards!
Aubrey E. Stetts, of Jersey Shore, a nursing student and member of the Wildcat women’s basketball team, completed 70 cards!

Hearts in the right place, making a difference for local seniors
Hearts in the right place, making a difference for local seniors

Soccer teammates Alexander S. Cassada (left), a network administration and engineering technology major from Chambersburg, and Braeden L. Eckard, an electrical construction student from Danville, focus on the task at hand.
Soccer teammates Alexander S. Cassada (left), a network administration and engineering technology major from Chambersburg, and Braeden L. Eckard, an electrical construction student from Danville, focus on the task at hand.

The group had a great time writing messages on classic valentine cards Skaluba had printed, as well as on blank cards for the more creative of the bunch.
The group had a great time writing messages on classic valentine cards Skaluba had printed, as well as on blank cards for the more creative of the bunch.

Women’s hoopster Allie M. Troup shows off some of her beautiful creations. The Huntingdon resident is a nursing major.

Handwritten messages, lovingly rendered
Handwritten messages, lovingly rendered