The Student Y Club of Cumberland Elementary School recently decorated the school Christmas tree in honor of their community’s coal miners. Keeping with the theme “Coal Keeps the Lights On,” the students crafted several styles of ornaments made of coal. The Student Y Club, a service organization of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, promotes critical thinking, leadership, and social responsibility through experiential learning, service, and community activism. Participants in the Christmas service project included Emily Eldridge, Shawnee Cress, Grayson Raleigh, Bronwyn Haynes, Rachel Edwards, Autumn Dunaway, Dacey Bailey, Sophia Sergent, Taylor Johnson, Donovan Ball and Trevor Prewitt. The CES Student Y advisor is teacher Stephanie Dunaway.
The Cumberland Junior High School Beta Club visited the Tri-Cities Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for Christmas. Each Beta Club member brought gifts and wrapped them for each patient. The members enjoyed visiting with the patients and giving Christmas gifts. The sponsors of the Beta Club would like to thank each member and their parents for their generosity. Members include: Dacey Bailey, Donovan Ball, Logan Bilbrey, Regan Caudill, Lainey Cox, Shawnee Cress, Autumn Dunaway, Rachel Edwards, Emily Eldridge, Alexander Goode, Bronwyn Haynes, Destinee Jenkins, Ethan Maggard, Cameron Nease, Trevor Prewitt, Grayson Raleigh, Kacie Russell, Will Scott, Sophia Sergent, MaKiya Weaver, Jade Adams, Jalen Akal, America Blanton, Emily Collett, Nikki Creech, Katie Graham, Hannah Johnson, Kylie Royce, Devyn Shoemaker and Genoa Somersall.