The value of volunteering

By Charlene Hoeflich

April 7, 2014

MIDDLEPORT — Students in the National Honor Society at Eastern High School are enjoying the experience of community service.

A couple of months ago, the students began assisting members of the Middleport Church of Christ in preparing food for the fellowship dinners they serve on the last Friday of each month.

The students, come in two groups, one around noon to assist church volunteers in the preparation of food, and the other mid-afternoon to help other church volunteers with serving the 150 or so residents who come to the dinners, and to help with the the clean-up work which follows.

One of the church workers said some of those who regularly attend the dinners are actually in need of a good meal, while others come for the fellowship with others.

For the students it is not only a learning experience in food preparation, but one where the value of volunteering can be experienced.