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Interact Club Visits Bishop McCarthy Residence

Posted February 24th, 2012


On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012, fourteen members of the Interact Club visited the Bishop McCarthy Residence in Vineland, NJ to deliver a single long stem carnation to each of the 183 residents.  The day was full of emotion, from both the residents and from the boys.  As the boys moved from room to room in groups of two to four, they brightened the day of each resident by spending time talking to the residents and sharing stories.  The cheery, caring disposition of each of the club members was palpable. One resident burst into tears and stated to the boys, “You have made my day!”

Mrs. Dolores Pringle, Activities Director at Bishop McCarthy, greeted the boys upon arrival and explained how important the visit was to the residents, especially on this particular holiday.  Mrs. Pringle thanked the group and asked them to return more frequently. Each student was significantly impacted by participating in this project.

Photo: Interact Club members pose for a picture in front of the Bishop McCarthy Residence in Vineland, NJ.