Spreading holiday cheer through art

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 09:21 AM.

On Monday, Hodges, along with several members of the recently-formed National Art Honor Society visited The Bridge at Bay St. Joe nursing home where they delivered the remaining 175 cards to residents.

“Everyone was so thankful,” said Hodges. “It makes everyone feel good…the giver and the receiver.”

Special needs students in The Bridges program also joined Hodges’ class and created their own holiday cards alongside her students and also had a chance to work with clay, oil paints and pastels.

For Hodges, the feedback that she gets from the families of the folks serving overseas or even from locals as the postcards are handed out is what keeps the project on her syllabus each year.

Prior to shipping the postcards to the troops, Hodges sat down at read each card for quality assurance purposes.

“I read every single one,” said Hodges. “The students wrote beautiful letters.”

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