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FBLA members spent time with Nursing Center seniors

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Escambia County Middle School students took time out of their day Friday morning to put a smile on the face of at least one Atmore Nursing Center resident as they spent time together and painted birdhouses.
"We helped them paint birdhouses and some of the students painted for them," ECMS business education teacher and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) adviser John Stephens said.
Stephens, along with career technology teacher Robert Smith and 35 members of FBLA made the trip to the nursing center Friday as a part of a community project.
"Every year we're required to do at least two community activities," Stephens said. "We try to stress the importance of social responsibility and community outreach. So, we do a couple of community activities every year."
Stephens said Escambia County High School has the same program only it is more in depth.
There are approximately 70 FBLA members at ECMS, one-half of the members went Friday morning to ANC and the other half will visit the center after Christmas holidays are concluded.
Stephens said all involved in Friday morning's activities had a great time.
"The kids did really well," he said. "And they were happy to see us (at the nursing center). We really enjoyed it."