The Roman poet Juvenal said, “You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body. Ask for a stout heart that has no fear of death.”
In an effort to keep Perry Community School District students healthy in body during their virus hiatus from classes, the Perry Parks and Recreation Department handed out 1,100 balls Monday — footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, volley balls and disc golf discs — to all students with their Grab-and-Go lunches.
Perry Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Becky Halling said the department purchased the equipment from BSN Sports as a way to give the community a healthy boost during the stay-at-home period of virus mitigation.
Halling coordinated the distribution of the game balls alongside the PCSD faculty and staff and local volunteers who handed out the daily grab-and-go drive-through meals at the Perry Elementary School and Perry High School.
Gail McFarland, PCSD Nutrition Director Gail McFarland and her kitchen supervisors, package the breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meals daily for the children of PCSD, and the faculty, staff and community volunteers distribute the meals.