For members of the Lakehill family, serving the community is not only a part of our mission, but it is who we are. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world around us, yet the answer is even more clear: Continue to give back to the Dallas community.
For the 13th year in a row, Lakehill students Emory Johnston and Ethan Westerberg delivered Meals on Wheels to the Dallas community on MLK day. “Ethan and I look forward to this day every year,” said Emory. “We have done this with our families every year since I can remember, and it is always a fun day serving the community.”
This year, Ethan, Emory, and their families did things slightly different. They ordered chicken fingers, collard greens, and mac and cheese, Martin Luther King, Jr’s favorite foods so that an additional meal would be provided. On top of the meal, they tied a note and ribbon in celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy.
“We love to serve our community, but it has become so much more,” said Ethan. “It is tradition!” Ethan and Emory laughed and shared stories for a few minutes on Wednesday afternoon. “One year we knocked on a door and discovered that a lady was celebrating her 100th birthday! They invited us inside, and we sang happy birthday and took photos with her.”
Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday, is observed on the third Monday of January each year. Dr. King was an influential civil rights leader known for serving his community. Thanks, Emory, Ethan, and all our Warriors who honor Dr. King by serving the Dallas community throughout the year.