A Halloween Treat for students at St. Benedict Child Development Center

"It was an awesome experience to spend time with the staff and the children at St. Benedict Child Development Center," said Maggie Grady, one of four Gannon students who engineered a service project with a Halloween theme for the preschool students. "It turned out to be a real Halloween treat."

Maria Wojtila, Julia Shutika, Katelyn Miles, and Maggie are second year Occupational Therapy students at Gannon University. Their task was to run a service project as part of their Leadership Seminar. They put together a Halloween party for the students with the help of Sister Diane Rabe, the center’s director, who said: "It was a wonderful to have this event at the center. The young women did a great job of planning and carrying out their project. I'm so glad they chose us."

The Gannon students organized games, pumpkin decorating, necklace beading, and coloring. In reflecting on the experience, Maria Wojtila shared: "This experience was both beneficial and fun for me as a future Occupational Therapist. The staff and especially the children at the center made this project most enjoyable."

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