GLENVIEW, Ill. (CBS) — Some local Boy Scouts used the cold snow Saturday to do heartwarming community service.
“Everyone needs a little bit of happiness; a little bit of light in their lives,” one Boy Scout said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Mainly Clear And Not As Cold Sunday Night
The Boy Scouts from Troop 64 brought a little light to the residents and staff at Emerald Place, a memory care center in Glenview. They built snowmen on the lawn.
Some of the residents watched from inside as the frosty characters came to life.READ MORE: At Least 20 Shot, 2 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
“This lifts the spirits of our residents, and it brings back childhood memories and smiles, and this is a way of engaging our residents at a safe distance,” said Emerald Place life engagement assistant Elena Davila.
Emerald Place staffers are encouraging others to stop by and build their own snowmen outside the facility.MORE NEWS: Boy, 11, Shot And Wounded In West Pullman; He Is Second Child Shot In Area Within Week
Over the next few weeks, they hope to have a full parade of snowmen to bring joy to the residents.