March 23, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Nursing students and staff at John A. Logan College made the Easter season a bit more enjoyable for some area youngsters this week. Students raised $597 for the annual Bunny Fund and later assembled and distributed 47 baskets to children in the region.

Baskets were delivered to the Williamson County Family Crisis and Homeless Shelter in Herrin; Child Advocacy Center in Herrin; the Women’s Center and Transitional Housing in Carbondale; Lighthouse Shelter in Marion; SIH Pediatric Unit at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale; and the Night’s Shield in West Frankfort.

“We are always amazed by the generous spirit of our Logan family,” said Dr. Julie Horecker, a nursing instructor. “We wish to express our gratitude to everyone who purchased baked items and donated money. The PN and ADN students worked together on this project.”

Instructor Mikeal Kos concurred.

“The ADN students baked, raised money, and sold the baked goods,” she said. “The PN students baksed, donated Easter items, shopped, assembled and delivered the baskets. This community project provides baskets that are filled with age-appropriate books, toys, a stuffed bunny, and personal care items for the children residing in these shelters.”