The Westminster Towers had their 28th Annual Music Festival on Saturday, June 17, and rising WCCS 10th grader, Kyle Pickens, helped spread a little cheer and love to residents and their families by volunteering at the event.
The festival included various musical talents, face painting, character drawings, a dunk tank, and even a bouncy house (although Kyle states he didn’t see any of the residents braving it, just their families)!
Kyle shares that he volunteered for this project because he feels somewhat of a call to the senior community and that this particular service opportunity had a great impact on him. “I love to make [the residents] smile and make things a little easier on them. I feel God has given me the ability to show kindness and bring happiness. I felt that I was able to show that we care and love our seniors. Seeing them light up with a big smile was wonderful and made me feel great!”
"We all have something to offer, no matter what the age"
Decorating, moving furniture, wheeling residents to the activities and spending time fellowshipping with the seniors and their families were just a few of the ways in which Kyle served at the music festival. Of course, one of his favorite activities had to be volunteering for the dunking booth! “It’s nice just to sit and listen to what people that have had a lifetime of experiences can share and to help them know that they still matter and are loved,” states Kyle. “We all have something to offer, no matter what the age.” Wise words from a student spreading God’s love and using the unique gifts God has given him to bless our world in the name of Jesus Christ!