To the editor:
As we read the paper each day, we are constantly confronted with murder, robberies, road rage, kidnapping, abuse and other negatives in our lives. Last week, a group of students from one of our junior high schools changed that feeling into positive vibrations.
The Southwest Junior High School choral groups performed at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. They not only sang beautifully, but also delivered a message of caring and love to our residents. They mingled among the residents, sat with them and talked, and were very sharp young adults. I shed a few tears as I watched them move around the atrium delivering smiles, touching lives and making a difference in someone's day. They extended their hands in friendship and touched the many people who attended. It was a bright spot in a cloudy, wintry day. Their excellent performance also was interactive and personal.
Our thanks to all and we hope you will come visit us often. Their music teacher, Janeal Krehbiel, deserves gold stars for helping to mold such a terrific musical group. Her leadership will go with them for the rest of their lives. We want them to know how proud we are of them.
We thank you for the music and the many intangible holiday gifts you delivered to us.