Once again, Mount Carmel Academy hosted the Cubs in Action Summer Service Camp over four weeks in June, during which students visited five non-profit organizations in the New Orleans metro area to lend a helping hand. At Animal Rescue of New Orleans (ARNO), students assisted with daily chores such as cleaning pet cages, washing dishes and towels, and feeding the animals.
At the Southeast Louisiana War Veteran’s Home, the girls organized a rosary, crafts, a fishing rodeo, birthday party, peanut auction, and enjoyed listening to the veterans’ stories.
Students also kept busy at the Magnolia School while working with the residents in the various vocational centers, including gardening, photography, cooking and arts and crafts.
At Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Facility, the girls organized a Bingo, auction, birthday party, arts and crafts and manicures. They even hosted a tea party, during which resident adorned festive hats and enjoyed refreshments. During one such visit to the facility, the Mount Carmel students met Mrs. Pearl Levata Strehle of the class of 1933. Not only was Mrs. Strehle a graduate, but also a much-loved physical education teacher at Mount Carmel for many years.
At the end of their week, students visited the Greenwalt Center, where they spent time with patients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. They provided manicures, led exercises, and organized crafts, Bingo, memory games, sing-a-longs and a Fourth of July picnic.