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Kids do the nicest things

on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 4:10pm

J.T. Zahradnik of Calvary Church, left, delivers items Thursday to MCSA that were purchased by the 70 students in the church's Breakaway youth group for middle school-age students.


Bad news travels like wildfire, good news travels slow.


So goes the song made famous by one of my heroes. And he was right -- especially when it comes to young people. A kid does something bad and word seems to get around.

But in Muscatine, there are a lot of good young people who do many good deeds. So let’s spread the news ...


Some 70 students in the Breakaway youth group at Calvary Church pooled their money in the past week and raised enough to buy the seven microwave ovens delivered Thursday by J.T. Zahradnik, the church’s student pastor. They also bought towels and some other items.

Zahradnik had called MCSA a few weeks ago and asked what kind of items were needed.


“I gave them the list you gave me,” he said. “They all said, ‘We’re getting microwaves.’ “


But the good news doesn’t end there:

  • Students in the Muscatine Community College nursing program delivered gift baskets Thursday for all of the residents in the MCSA Men’s Dorms.

  • Also Thursday, Louise Munday of Miss Louise School of Dance -- and two of her students, Brianna Alloway and Rylee Van Wey -- delivered gloves, hats, blankets, dishcloths, washcloths and all kinds of toiletries.

It’s been a good Thursday at MCSA. We’re very grateful and want to thank everyone for their support.



MCSA Executive Director Maggie Curry, from the left, accepts items donated Thursday by Rylee Van Wey, Louise Munday and Brianna Alloway of Miss Louise School of Dance.

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