Alcorn student, faculty visit Magnolia Village Assisted Living Community for Thanksgiving

Three Alcornites paid residents at Magnolia Village Assisted Living Community in Natchez, Mississippi a visit for the holidays.

Collett Charlton, a freshman and computer science major at Alcorn State University, Dr. David Goldblatt, assistant professor of music and accompanist in the Department of Fine Arts, and Abegayle Goldblatt, a retention specialist and academic advisor, visited the Village to help the residents ring in the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday, Nov. 23. The trio interacted with the residents while they played bingo and listened to holiday music.

It made Collett happy to see the smiling faces of the elders. She said that it was a joy to spend some quality time with them.

“Putting smiles on the faces of elders was a wonderful experience,” said Collett. “Playing bingo and listening to some of their favorite songs made them happy, which in turn made me happy.”

The Goldblatts were please to introduce Collett to Alcorn’s commitment to doing community service.

“We were happy to host her and wanted to show her how we show our holiday gratitude,” said Mrs. Goldblatt.

“The smiles on the faces of the seniors hearing their favorite songs provided immeasurable rewards,” said Dr. Goldblatt. “It was also a great opportunity to teach a new student at Alcorn the University’s tradition of giving back to the community.”

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