Special to The Leader
The week ending Nov. 17 saw the Port Townsend High School Key Interact Club make more than 300 cookies for the annual “Community Bowls and …
Special to The Leader
The week ending Nov. 17 saw the Port Townsend High School Key Interact Club make more than 300 cookies for the annual “Community Bowls and Soup Share,” which is to take place this year at the Finnriver Farm and Cidery in Chimacum, on Saturday, Nov. 25, from noon to 5:30 p.m.
The PTHS Key Interact Club is jointly sponsored by the Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary, the Rotary Club of Port Townsend and the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club.
The purpose of the Key Interact Club is to provide a framework for building leadership and service in high school students.
The student-led group is also planning to support the Kiwanis’ “Fill the Bus” holiday event, as well as to create connections with residents of area care facilities, clean area cemeteries and beaches, plant trees, collect socks for those in need, provide support for homeless teens, and seek to meet other local and international needs as they arise.
This marks the second year the Key Interact Club has baked cookies for the “Community Bowls and Soup Share,” and the club also plans to help members of the Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary serve bread sticks, donated by the Crusty Crumb Bakery, and soup, prepared by Chef Aron Stark of Jefferson Healthcare.
Vegetables for the soup will be provided by the Midori, Spring Rain and Serendipity farms, and the soup itself will be free for all.
This year, Darby Huffman, of “Laughin’Gnome Pottery” in Port Townsend, has been joined by Center Valley Pottery, Millbrook Clayworks, and “Earth and Aether” in crafting more than 250 unique bowls, which will be for sale by donation.
Proceeds from the sales of cookies and bowls will benefit Olympic Neighbors and the Longhouse Project.
Olympic Neighbors’ mission is to create a home and community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, where they can be supported, nurtured and inspired to lead meaningful lives, at home and in the community.
The Longhouse Project is an indigenous revitalization project, focusing on land stewardship and education, to create a gathering space in the community, for both indigenous and non-indigenous people to congregate and celebrate.
For more information about the Key Interact Club, the Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary or the “Community Bowls and Soup Share,” contact PtTownsendSunriseRotary@gmail.com.