I have an idea that I would like to tell you about regarding the many articles about students having to "pay to play" (or should I say their parents).
On May 4, I went to a program that was put on by the students at Lakeview High School in Cortland. The students are in the National Honor Society, and believe me there were plenty of them.
Every year they put on a program at the school called a Senior Prom for Senior Citizens. The kids dress up and provide all the food and drinks, cake and a DJ who plays all the music that we seniors liked when we were young.
Seven of my friends and I went together and had the best time of our lives, re-living our youths.
The students all dressed up for the occasion and joined in the dances with the seniors. They were very respectful and helpful. This was a free program.
Here's my idea: Jesus tells us to help each other in life. How about it if the seniors (me), had each senior citizen pay $5 admission?
It would be enough money to pay for the kids who want to do sports to be able to play with the monies raised from "Senior Prom" once a year for seniors by the kids.
We had a ball and I want to go again. By the way, there were 300 there, so that means $1,500.
-- Grace A. Leash, Girard