Many little hands make for a lighthearted time
Isabella Kiessling (left) and Aiden Luce help a guest with his coat at Friday's Little Hands, Big Hearts event at Willard Elementary School in River Forest. | Provided
Students at Willard Elementary School got all spiffed up last week for their annual “Big Hands, Little Hearts” event.
About 135 older relatives, neighbors and other senior residents were the honored guests at a Valentine’s concert and tea put on by the students.
Kindergarten and fourth graders sang. Second graders made the placemats, and first graders decorated the goody bags which were sent home with the guests.
Third graders worked as greeters, door holders and servers (assisted by parent volunteers) and also passed out goody bags and flowers and helped guests at the coat racks.
This year was the 25th anniversary for the event.