West Chester Elementary student honored by first lady for community service

Vivian Sanders, front, takes a picture with her parents, First Lady Maria Lee, left, and Governor Bill Lee, right, to be recognized for her multiple hours of community service to Chester County. also pictured are Charlette Sanders and Dustin Sanders.

Vivian Sanders, daughter of Charlotte and Dustin Sanders, went to Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee’s mansion on Sept. 14 to be recognized for her multiple hours of community service to her local area of Chester County and completing the Tennessee Kids Serve Summer Challenge.
Sanders is a six-year-old student in first grade teacher Mary Beth Miller’s class at West Chester Elementary.
Vivian gained her hours of service by: helping to plant a garden and deliver vegetables to the elderly in the neighborhood, deliver bottled water to the police on patrol, took food to the food bank and raising over $200 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital through a lemonade/barbeque stand.
Her parents Charlotte and Dustin said they are so proud of her and excited for her.
“It’s amazing how that little brain thinks, ‘I need to help somebody,’ her mom said.
“She’s got a little light in her.”
Last year she went to the governor’s mansion for the Tennessee Reading Challenge for reading and logging so many minutes of reading during the summer.
This year in particular was special, “This summer made her feel like she made a difference in someone’s life; especially at St. Jude,” Charlotte said.
Vivian wishes to go to the governor’s mansion again next year according to her mom.