Todd Stadtlander (left) and Olivia Robinson (right) deliver goodie bags to Ruth Harvey (center) and other residents at Manning Plaza during a caroling event on Dec. 14.
Todd Stadtlander (left) and Olivia Robinson (right) deliver goodie bags to Ruth Harvey (center) and other residents at Manning Plaza during a caroling event on Dec. 14.

Young and more experienced voices joined earlier this month when Manning-area students and families visited elderly residents of their city to share treats and sing Christmas carols.

Students delivered goodie bags and sang Christmas carols at the Manning Plaza Nursing Home and the Char-Mac Assisted Living Center Dec. 14 after holding a soup and sandwich supper at the Manning United Methodist Church to raise money for area organizations that work to combat hunger, a joint effort between the United Methodist Church and Sacred Heart Church.

About 50 students packaged and delivered goodie bags to elderly residents at the nursing home and assisted living center and sang Christmas carols with the residents on a cold evening.

The women’s group at the United Methodist Church provided supplies for more than 120 goodie bags to be delivered, and the IKM-Manning FFA donated fruit for the goodie bags.

Also tied in to the evening was the Methodist church’s Kids Hope program, a five-year partnership that pairs church members as mentors with IKM-Manning students. The Kids Hope members held their Christmas party the evening of the soup supper, and kids involved with the program participated with the caroling and soup supper.

The third annual soup supper fed 150 and raised $500 for Wolf Pack for Hunger and Adopt a Family.

The third annual Wolf Pack for Hunger is scheduled for April 19. The project brings together area residents and students to package meals for families both locally and abroad.

Adopt a Family, another Manning program, provides meals, services, gifts and other items to area families who need them.