International students sow seeds of hope
International Club members met 11 a.m., Tuesday in the Student Center lobby to present the Chadron Flower Mission with a donation from money raised through the club’s service project.
Club members participated in a 4-mile trash walk, earning a $200 grant.
Susan Hucke, representing Keep Chadron Beautiful, spoke about the 4-mile clean up and the grant the International Club received. “This club takes the most fun pictures on the walk, and it looks like they have fun cleaning up the town.” Hucke said.
International Club Members presented the grant money earned from the service project to Emily Kleim and Aletta Hussey, accepting the donation on behalf of the Chadron Flower Mission.
Chadron Flower Mission’s purpose is to deliver each Chadron Community Hospital patient with flowers every Saturday. The group was created in 1929 by a group of 9 women. Now, Chadron Flower Mission has 16 members. Each member delivers flowers to the hospital about 4 times a year. Hussey said, “We [Chadron Flower Mission] deliver flowers to an average of ten to eleven patients per week.” Annual fundraising money is used to purchase the flowers, and is accomplished through donations and club member’s dues.
The International club also participated in “Sweep Chadron Beautiful” and the annual painting of C-Hill, as community service projects, said Frances Gonzalez, International Club sponsor.