Monday, May 20, 2013

Park Improvements, Interact Style

Blogger's Note: More news of Pottstown students out in the world making a difference, courtesy of the usual source -- John Armato.

Members of the Pottstown Rotary Club joined hands with their student counterparts from the Pottstown High School Interact Club to make a difference at the Riverfront Park Pavilion.

Young and old worked together to help beautify the pavilion and surrounding area by cleaning up, laying mulch, planting flowers, and placing birdhouses in trees throughout the area.

Rotarian Dr. Dick Whittaker said, “I am proud to be working side-by-side with my fellow Rotarians and the students from our Interact Club to help make a difference in our community by showing what our partnership can do to help make a difference in our communities. I would like to give a special thank you to Hank Saylor for his donation of the mulch and the use of his equipment to help our efforts.”

Interact students helping in the day’s activities included: Kris Horsey, Imani Graham, Annbria Speed, and Bishop Corney.

Our students are learning the value of giving back to the community and seeing first hand what their efforts can do to help beautify an area that is used by so many people said Marilyn Bainbridge Interact Club sponsor.

Rotarians taking part in the program included: Charles Koenig and his wife Sandy, Steve Smith, Lori Musson, Patti Seigel, Bob Thomas, Bill and Beverly Wellen, Brad Musson, Jen Pennypacker, Maryann and Jim Thompson, Hank Saylor, and Gerry Myers. 

Interact is a Rotary International service club for young people ages 14-18. 

Since its earliest days, Rotary has been committed to helping children in need. 

But in 1960, the organization took a new approach to youth service. 

Recognizing the untapped potential of young men and women the Rotary International President urged Rotary clubs around the world to find ways to encourage service among youth, foster their active interest in the community, and offer opportunities for them to develop as leaders. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary Clubs which provide support and guidance. 

Interact means International action. Interact club members, make new friends, improve their community, develop leadership skills, and make a difference in the world.

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