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Leo Club bakes for residents at Chicago Ridge nursing home

Members Leo Club from Richards High School Oak Lawn stayed after school bake treats for residents Chicago Ridge Nursing Home

Members of the Leo Club from Richards High School in Oak Lawn stayed after school to bake treats for residents of the Chicago Ridge Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Two days later, they visited to play games and share what they had made. Pictured are Hala Rafiti (from left), Siobhan Fox, Dylan Jankowski, Nicole Salazar, Tabatha Granados, Bailey Mitchell, Angelika Kwak and Abigail Cwiklinski. | Supplied photo

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With so many chefs at work, the noise in the culinary arts facility at Richards High School in Oak Lawn bounded down the hallway one recent day, according to a press release from Community High School District 218.

Those walking toward the kitchen must have wondered if they were approaching a party because that’s how it sounded, the release said.

The clamor, however, was simply the Leo Club baking. More than 30 members of the service organization stayed after school to bake treats for residents of the Chicago Ridge Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, according to the district.

A couple of days later, the Richards students and faculty sponsor Beth Rockey visited the facility to play games and share what they had made, the release said.

“They had fun and did such a great job,” Rockey said.

Leo Clubs are the high school affiliates of Lions Clubs International.

Staff report



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