KRA/YSP Staff and Students Brighten Seniors’ Days

For the past couple of months, KRA Youth Services Program (YSP) staff and students have been decorating and distributing Cornhole* game boards for Senior Citizens Centers (SCC) in KRA’s seven- county Kentucky service area. Local craftsmen constructed the game boards and the KRA/YSP crew decorated each set of game boards with their own designs. So far, KRA has presented the game boards to the SCCs in Adair, Clinton, and Pulaski County, with Casey, McCreary, Taylor and Wayne receiving their game boards throughout June and July.  Attendance at one presentation or another has included representatives from the offices of the County Judge Executive, the Mayor, and the Chamber of Commerce Director; the SCC Director; many of the senior citizens; local school personnel; and, of course, the game board designers…the YSP students. Linda Cooper, KRA Program Manager, stated “The response from the SCCs has been very positive, and the seniors have been very pleased with the Cornhole game boards. In fact, several of the Seniors are planning tournaments in the very near future!” *Cornhole is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing cornhole bags…cotton bags filled with feed corn…at a raised platform, the game board, with a hole in the far end. A cornhole bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the  platform scores only 1 point. Play continues until a player reaches the score of 21.

Clinton County Senior Citizens Center