The Fernandina Beach High School Interact Club stops by
Posted by Tim Wombles
on Jun 03, 2013
Recently, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club welcomed Fernandina Beach High School Interact Club members Jacob Hoffer, Katy Lawson, Tessa Pirkola and Isabella Sheffield who gave an update of the club’s activities this past year. Lawson explained that Interact – a Rotary sponsored club for students from 14 to 18 years old – emphasizes service as its most important goal. The club raises money through the sale of Krispy Kreme Donuts and other fundraisers to support several local and international projects. This year, club members filled 22 shoe boxes with school supplies, small toys and other items for Project Christmas Child, which distributed the boxes to children in need all over the world. Their biggest local project is the Annual Kids Fun Day in Central Park. This was the 13th year of the free carnival at which more than 300 kids enjoyed a bounce house, face painting and a variety of handmade games, including a treasure hunt that allows the kids to dig for “buried” treasure – little toys and trinkets they get to keep. The club also raised and donated $150 to a Russian orphanage to help purchase diapers and baby formula. Interact club members also volunteered at the Katie Ride, performed roadside cleanup with the Rotary Club and helped raise funds for Southside Elementary School by parking cars during the Shrimp Festival. Katy closed by thanking the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club for its 47 years of sponsorship and support and said that Interact looks forward to working with the club on many new projects next year.