A Pajama Day at Zebulon Church of Christ, organized by 2021 Rogers Scholar Hunter Adkins, resulted in more than 200 donated pairs of pajamas for approximately 150 foster children in Pike, Floyd, Martin, Johnson, and Magoffin counties.

Hunter, a student at Pike County Central High School, challenged members to wear their pajamas to church on Dec. 5, 2001, and bring an extra pair to donate to foster children.

“This project helped me to make an impact in my community and for those who are less fortunate than me. This also helped me with my collaboration skills and working with others to help those in need. Helping others is something that I am very passionate about and I am proud of this project and its results.”

The Rogers Scholars community service project was coordinated in partnership with Zebulon Church of Christ, family court Judge Kent Varney, and school and community leaders.

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.