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Interact group helps with Special Needs participants at Go Paint!

Written by Maren Schreiber on .

Under the direction of Maren Schreiber, who heads up the Special Needs program at Evergreen Park and Rec, the group enjoyed a Sunday outing at Go Paint in Downtown Evergreen.

The EHS Interact Club assisted the Special Needs (SN) participants in creating beautifully decorated plates for the SN participants to take home. The project was funded by the Evergreen Rotary. Ron Catterson, the Rotary Liaison and Tom Biasi Co-President of Interact were instrumental in getting volunteers for this event.

Interact is an organization sponsored by Evergreen Rotary that offers volunteer opportunities to inspire high school members to help their community and build character. The following interactors were there to help out:

  • Jia Moore
  • Tom Biasi
  • Olivia Guelich
  • Rachel Harris
  • Maia Clayton
  • Leah Clayton
  • Zoe Love
  • Izzy Zucker
  • Emmy Zucker
  • Ania Ladow
  • Samantha Gibson
  • Kristina Schreiber

Two additional high school students who are not in club – Grant Harris and Lexi Hellums – also attended to assist.

Special Needs Participants:

  • Christopher Dekoker (and his brother, Jake)
  • Stacey Denny
  • Nick Nemmers
  • Evan Torriani
  • Lucas Graves
  • Mac Port
  • Clary Houlton
  • Grant Howell
  • Jeremy Roach
  • Garrett Kelty

Garrett Kelty's parents, who own Alpine Pastries, donated cookies to the cause.

After painting and eating cookies, everyone enjoyed a nice hike on the bike path to the dam at Evergreen Lake.