Serving at-risk children

MESA, Ariz. — For providing volunteer service for at-risk children, the Lyn Rae Ward, Mesa Arizona Kimball Stake, received the Shining Star Award from the East Valley Child Crisis Center on Oct. 6. The award recognized a group of volunteers from the ward.

The group was honored as the Happy Holidays group because of service on various holidays throughout the year, according to organizer Jason McDonald. The volunteers have provided breakfast or dinner for the children, allowing the center's cooks to take the day off. They also provide holiday-centered games or activities such as Easter Egg Hunts, Fourth of July bike parades, and Halloween carnivals.