The Living Life Team is Madison’s first support group for the visually-impaired, helping the blind reclaim their lives. Led by Rita Harris of Madison, the Living Life Team Board of Directors wanted to get into the Christmas Spirit by performing an act of kindness.
Some of the Living Life Team Inc. Board of Directors and volunteers traveled to Waycross, Ga., to host the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind Christmas Party on Dec. 10.
Every year the GA Lions Camp for the Blind hosts a weekend Christmas Camp. When Rita Harris (Founder/CEO) learned that the camp was in need of a host for their Christmas Party, the board immediately agreed to make provisions for this event. With the availability to travel, three board members and four volunteers of the Living Life Team went into planning mode for hosting the Camp Christmas Party of seventy people.
After purchasing everything needed and transporting, the team arrived on Dec. 9 to begin working on making this a first-class Christmas Party for the campers. After long hours of diligent work, the large activity room had been transformed into a beautiful Christmas Banquet Hall.
After the campers entered the room, verbal audio description was given to inform how the room was decorated as well as the layout. The fun began when the campers were assisted to chairs surrounding a make-shift fishing pond. Each camper had a fishing pole made from a long handle paint stirring stick with a magnet attached to the end of the line. When they cast their fishing line into the pond, their line made contact with fish that had a gem clip attached. They pulled in their fish and received prizes.
After having a great time fishing, the campers were escorted to the round tables where they were surprised to find a gift bag at each place setting. The campers enjoyed the entertainment of singing and piano playing. Everyone clapped with excitement after Rita Harris made a presentation on behalf of Living Life Team Inc. She presented a donation check to the GA Lions Camp for the Blind. Being that the camp’s motto is Keep The Campfire Burning, Camp Director Mike Williams and his wife Gail were extremely touched when they received a canvas painting of a campfire representing the motto, “Keep The Campfire Burning.”
After the expressions of love, everyone enjoyed a great feast as Christmas music played in the background. Last but not least, the campers had an opportunity to take Christmas photos on stage that was decorated with a beautiful Christmas scenery. The Living Life Team was honored to have had the opportunity to serve such a wonderful group of people. This experience has engraved a forever impact in our hearts. For more information about the GA Lions Camp for the Blind, contact Director Mike Williams 912-283-4320 or visit www.glcb.org. For more information about Living Life Team Inc., contact Rita Harris 706-474-0404 or visit www.livinglifeteam.net.
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