Local business provides community for students

 

 

Video and story by Preston Nichols  Sterling, KS — Nov 3, 2017, 1:08pm

Heather Oden, the founder of Light Up the Dark, established the Light Post, a place for the community to come and work on homework, art, enjoy snacks, and fellowship with each other. She said that it is based on her other organization Light Up the Dark. She started this organization when her son, Jacob Oden, passed away.

She established the Light Post to give back to the community of Sterling to enjoy each other while also creating a safe place for high school and college students to study and work on homework.

The Light Post is open on Monday-Thursday from 9-5, and Wednesdays from 9-3. They also have live music on Tuesday nights from 7-10pm. It is located in the Mishler Building which is a small yellow building across from Broadway Market.

Even though many students go to the Light Post, it is open to the community. It is strictly volunteer based, and all proceeds go towards her Light Up the Dark organization.