Students Spread Cheer at The Doorways

Midlo Interact Club Students Travel to Decorate The Doorways

Photo by: Ashley Manheim
Grady Bastaich, Ryan Klaiber, Ashley Manheim, Jeffrey Klaiber, and Luke Manheim can't wait to begin spreading Christmas cheer throughout the Doorways.

On December 6, 2017, Interact Club traveled to The Doorways, a hospitality house, with the goal of showering families with Christmas spirit. The Doorways offers a place for families to stay if their relative currently stays at the MCV hospital. Last quarter, Interact Club members assisted the Rotary Club during the Midlothian Fantastic Food Festival, and this quarter, they did a beautiful job holiday decorating for the residents of the hospitality house.

Mr. Steve Hayward, Midlo’s Interact Club sponsor, loves all that his club does for the community and feels extremely proud to provide opportunities for students to give back to those less fortunate. Mr. Hayward, along with club members: Luke Manheim, Ryan Klaiber, Brad Lipsteuer, Grady Bastaich, Drew Mayo, Ashley Manheim, and Jeffrey Klaiber participated in the winter project this year.

The club members’ holiday spirit grew as the students continued to deck the halls with Christmas trees, menorahs,  and other holiday decor. Of his first experience at The Doorways, new member Jeffrey Klaiber, says, “I had a great time decorating, especially because it was for people who could use some Christmas cheer right now.” Luke Manheim, Interact Club President, adds, “Decorating was a lot of fun. I’ve been in Interact Club since sophomore year, and I really love being a part of a club that believes in giving back to the community. Anyone looking to help out or even to just get community service hours should join Interact Club.”  Interact Club members definitely succeeded in goal to spread Christmas cheer with their visit to The Doorways.