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NHS makes Christmas brighter for area family


By: Sydney Spivey/NHS Publisher|Historian

In the spirit of the season, members of the Tallulah Falls School Chapter of the National Honor Society adopted a family in need. According to advisor Terri Bogan, each year NHS provides Christmas gifts for an area family. This year, the club adopted a single-parent family of six from Rabun County.

“Club members made sure that every single person in this family had a happy Christmas,” Bogan said. “The process of preparing this family’s Christmas included a club trip to Walmart where club members personalized gifts based on each family member. After the buying trip, the chapter conducted a wrapping party where every member of the club took part in wrapping the gifts. The members wrapped and labeled the gifts to be sent to the family.”

During the wrapping party, some club members wrote inspirational messages to be delivered to residents of assisted living homes in Rabun County.

“The goal of this project was to provide a smile to the elderly residents,” Bogan said. “It’s also important to give our students the opportunity to feel the satisfaction of serving and giving during the holidays.”

Additional funds were allocated to Paws4Life. Paws4Life is a no-kill animal shelter located in Rabun County. The club purchased food, cleaning supplies and toys four the four-legged residents.

“Everybody needs to feel the love during Christmas,” Bogan said. “With this effort, the NHS exhibits the reality of its motto: To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

E. Lane Gresham/Tallulah Falls School
Members of the Tallulah Falls School Chapter of the National Honor Society sponsored a family in need this Christmas. In addition, club members wrote letters to residents of a local assisted living facility and provided supplies for Paws4Life, a local no-kill animal shelter located in Rabun County.