Union City Kindergartners spread love at assisted living facility

UNION CITY, Tenn. (KBSI) – Kindergarteners at Union City Elementary School in Union City spread Valentine’s Day love Tuesday to a group of residents at a local assisted living facility.

Smiling residents at Magnolia Place received homemade personalized cards to celebrate the day from UCES students. The also anded out hugs and smiles to the 30 residents at the local assisted living facility.

The kindergarten project led by teacher Susan Sullivan, who said:

“We thought it was a great idea to show empathy, love, and understanding on Valentine’s Day,” said teacher Susan Sullivan, who led the project. “We often talk to our students about being good citizens and good people. This exercise coincided with them learning to write sentences, and I believe they also learned about kindness and compassion.”

All kindergarten students participated in the exercise, with the 40-plus recipients of the Top Tornado Award for the first two nine-week grading periods delivering the cards.

The residents of Magnolia Place were thrilled with the visit and gesture.

“They love children – it really livens them up when young people visit,” said MP Activities Director Renea Wilson, who greeted the UC Schools bunch along with top administrator Cindy Cox.

The residents were to later enjoy a Valentine’s Day party with snacks and treats.

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