St. Cecilia students and Phil-Mont Kiwanis serve dinner at Gloria Dei

The students treated the Gloria Dei residents food on Valentine’s Day.

TOM WARING / TIMES PHOTO

St. Cecilia student council members and the Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont last week teamed to treat Gloria Dei Estates residents to a Valentine’s Day dinner.

The Kiwanis members did the cooking, and St. Cecilia teachers Kelly Roney and Kathy McDonough recruited the seventh- and eighth-graders to do the serving. The Rev. Robert Lucas, parochial vicar at St. Cecilia, stopped by to applaud the students.

Almost 90 residents at Gloria Dei, Rhawn Street and Dungan Road, chowed on pasta, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread, candy and chocolate cake.

The kids also gave the residents Valentine’s Day cards and flowers, and performed song and dance routines such as Can’t Help Falling in Love and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

The St. Cecilia students who volunteered to serve were Avery Lubbe, Kara Meredith, Regan Welsh, Marissa Dawes, Alysa Jean-Louis, Abigail Bernesky, Joseph Barrett, Heather Treichel, Shannon Riley, Ashley Edgar, Molly Lyons, Aidan McHugh, Gabriella Vu, Cole Welsh and Victoria McKeown. ••