Bethesda United Methodist Church sponsored Easter Bags for Wounded Heroes at the church located at 328 North Klee Mill Road in Sykesville on Friday, April 11. This was a student service activity for Middle and High School student volunteers to earn service learning hours by making Easter cards and treat bags for wounded veterans.
Students from various area schools participated, including four members of the Carroll County Unit of the Young Marines whose purpose is to provide development programs for youth ages 8 to 18 and to dedicate some of their time to help our nation's veterans.
Easter cards were decorated and included hand-written holiday greetings, as well as the student's heartfelt messages of thankfulness and gratitude to the veterans for their service and sacrifice. Easter treat bags were filled with candy, gum and playing cards and distributed to the wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Twenty-two students created 141 cards and filled 132 bags during the activity.