St. John Valley

VRMS students deliver sweet ‘thank-yous

FORT KENT, Maine — Members of the Valley Rivers Middle School Student Council recently delivered cookies and other treats, along with thank-you cards, to show their appreciation to those who make the community a safe and inviting place every day. 

“‘Treats for service’ is a small way to show our thanks to the safety personnel of our community,” said Kara Beal, the Valley Rivers Middle School Student Council adviser.

“I am so very proud of the Valley Rivers Middle School students for their commitment to reaching out and serving in the community.”

Beal added that little acts of kindness and just being seen and appreciated can make someone’s day. Just a smile or a thank you or baked good makes a difference. 

“I really enjoyed seeing the surprise on the people’s faces and the smiles once we said that we made the treats for them. It made my day also,” said student Mia Voisine. 

The organizations in the community, which included the Border Patrol, police department, post office, Forest Hill Nursing Home and many others, were very thankful to receive the cookies and treats, evidenced by their big smiles and handshakes for those who delivered the goods.  

“This is such a small way to say ‘Thank you,’ though, for the many hours the community members spend to help the patrons of our county and community,” Beal said.

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