Rockvale Ramblers help families with medical crises, others

The Rockvale Ramblers 4-H club had a successful “Flowers Fueling Hope,” community service project. Thanks to the beautiful flowers and vegetable plants donated by Nana’s Bloomers nursery of Laurel, they were able to raise $6,000 for the Ward and Peabody families for medical expenses.
One hundred percent of the money raised by the club goes to the families or organizations that the kids identify and then vote on. Among the recipients since 2011, besides families needing help with medical expenses, are the Joliet Food Bank; cots for the Joliet Volunteer Firemen; money for paint and repairs for the Joliet City Hall and more. Since 2011, the kids in this small club have managed to raise over $30,000. 
These 4-H members spend months planning and preparing for the sale and then put in as long as 14 hours, each day of the two day event. They love telling the people who come to get flowers and donate money about who is receiving the funds that are raised, while they help each customer find the perfect plants and then carry them to the car. In some cases, the kids actually helped them plant them at their home or surprised businesses on main street by filling their planters with free flowers.  

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check www.laurelexchangeclub.org for more info. Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/laurelexchangeclub . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: clubinfo@laurelexchangeclub.org The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961

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