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Junior High Interact Club discovering ways to reach out


February 28, 2018

CINDY RICE of SHEM, left, leads INTERACT members, from left, Ashley Morelli (behind Rice), Olivia Olsen, Aiyana Grimes, Emily Terhune, Rotary Club member Liz Olsen, and Melody Windom as they plant seeds for distribution to SHEM clients.

It's a sunny afternoon outside Sweet Home Junior High and SHEM Pantry Manager Cindy Rice is surrounded by five girls busily filling planter cups with soil, then inserting seeds.

"What kind of tomato is that?" Rice asks one.

"I'm OK with writing 'tomato' a million times," another participant announces as she busily wields a Sharpie pen.

These are members of the Junior High's Interact Club, a junior version of the Rotary Club, who are working on a community service project.

The club was founded last year by local Rotary member Larry Horton.

"The Rotary Club last year decided to do somethin...

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