Thanksgiving drawings in the rec room

A couple of dozen residents turned out for an art project where they drew what they were thankful for on Thursday in the rec room.

Tessa, a Bakersfield High School sophomore, turned the room into an art studio for her community service project.

Using crayons, markers and chalk, artists drew everything from trees to the beach but mostly they drew family.

Tessa’s classmates, Yvonne, Rhyen, and Johle, helped and encouraged the artists. Matthew, Tessa’s younger brother, created chalk animals out front.