Jacobi Magnotta, a kindergartner at St. Luke School in Woodburn, works with a resident of Country Meadows retirement facility. The students have been making the visits for 18 years. 
Jacobi Magnotta, a kindergartner at St. Luke School in Woodburn, works with a resident of Country Meadows retirement facility. The students have been making the visits for 18 years. 
WOODBURN — St. Luke School has a long tradition of promoting service by providing students at all grade levels opportunities to share their talents with others.

Over the past 18 years, kindergarten students have contributed to community service in a special way. They offer hospitality to residents of Country Meadows retirement facility.

Each monthly visit usually begins with a short performance involving songs kindergartners have learned related to the holidays celebrated within that month. Sometimes, there is an oral presentation focused on a recent academic subject.  

After their performance, students join residents at tables to work on a craft project, the result of which gets left with the retirement buddies. A highlight for many of the residents as well as students is sharing a drink and baked treat while discussing a variety of subjects.