Local projects Interact supported: Cle Elum and South Cle Elum cemetery cleanup; placing flags on veterans' graves at the CE cemetery in conjunction with the local VFW post; creation of the Flag Pole Veterans Memorial; restoration of the military guns at the CE cemetery; support of AARF projects; sponsor of the road between CE and Roslyn for highway clean-up for DOT.
Our primary international project is the support for building a school in a village in Ecuador where no school currently exists. We are within $1000 of our $8000 goal.
Saturday October 12th a group of Walter Strom students, with the help of some high schoolers, donated to Operation Harvest for Interact. Interact supported Rotarians picking up food for Hopesource. Sasha Hopkins, Tally Halte (both 8th grade) and Nick Browitt (12th grade) are in the picture.
Interact Club members worked Sunday, October 20th, at the Cle Elum Laurel Hill Cemetery, placing concrete memorial plaques in front of the trees in the "Pioneer Grove." A great day!
November 8th Interact Free the Children Summit
Yolando from Free the Children was the facilitator for this activity which was a joint middle and high school club endeavor.
On September 24th Mrs. Browitt took Interact students from Walter Strom to the Douglas Munro ceremony at the cemetery. Admiral for the US Coast Guard dedicated WWII-era guns in Douglas Munro's honor. Douglas Munro is the only US Coast Guard member to receive the purple heart, and he is a Cle Elum native.
Interact helped to raise the funds needed to get the guns refurbished so they were invited to attend the dedication ceremony.