Christmas carols were in the air on Dec. 16th as 22 members of the Littleton High School National Honor Society serenaded the senior citizens at the Littleton Area Senior Center. The students, following a 12-year tradition, helped served a roast pork dinner complete with all the fixings along with a host of neighborhood volunteers. The volunteers for the Christmas luncheon are coordinated by Joan Dexter who does the job of getting everyone served in a timely manner.
Intergenerational programs have become an important part of the National Honor Society over the years and both the students and the senior citizens find the time they spend together a rewarding experience. This year's holiday luncheon put everyone in a giving spirit which was evident as everyone who attended seemed to join together to make the occasion a meaningful experience.
Louie Babin, who is the NHS advisor, credits the students for helping to give back to the Littleton community who continually supports them not only financially but also by attending their sports events, musical performances and drama productions.
"These are students who really care which is evident by the way they interact with the senior citizens," said Babin. "They take the time to greet the seniors and answer questions about the National Honor Society and the school."
The students will be working on many new projects, some that will include the senior citizens, during the upcoming new year.