When a flood destroyed the costumes for the Christmas play at Bethany Enterprise Baptist Church, 2020 Rogers Scholar Lydia Lewis decided to make new ones.

The Morgan County High School student purchased around $300 in materials, borrowed a sewing machine, and went to work sewing new costumes.

“It was such an amazing opportunity to give back to my church that has impacted me so much in the past couple of years,” she said. “I was so happy to make costumes that will last for years and help future members of the church.”

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.