On Saturday, April 29, The LeaderShop held its annual Day of Service. Children, teens and adults had the opportunity to volunteer at eight different locations throughout the community. After volunteering in the morning, everyone gathered at The LeaderShop for lunch and group games.
LeaderShop/CEP alumnus Mike McNicholas spent the morning along the banks of Salt Creek. He and other members of the work crew filled several large garbage bags with litter that that had been dropped along the creek. Mike’s positive energy and attitude helped keep the group motivated as they worked.
After returning to the office, Mike purchased $100 worth of goodies sponsored by our High School Leadership Program to help fund its upcoming service trip to Ferguson, MO, just outside of St. Louis. Mike delighted other participants at the Day of Service by sharing the baked treats with them.
Heather Leininger, another TLS/CEP alum, shared her artistic talents by face painting at the Summit Library’s Health Fair in the morning and then continued to face-paint The LeaderShop volunteers in the afternoon at the picnic.
Throughout the afternoon, Heather consistently had a group of teens hanging out with her at the face painting table. They learned new skills as they observed her painting styles and Heather shared her thoughts about life and how we can all make a difference.
Almost everyone at the picnic received a sample of Heather’s exceptional artistic gift.