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Rosewood Aktion Club completes service project at Walnut Bowl
Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club members pick up trash in the ditch east of Walnut Bowl, Great Bend. More than a dozen club members helped with the recent service project that helped to spruce up the area.
Rosewood Aktion Club members Curtis Clawson, left, and Ivan Smith prepare to plant flowers at Walnut Mini Golf. Aktion Club members planted flowers at Walnut Bowl and Mini Golf to help beautify the location.

American essayist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Be not simply good, be good for something.” Thoreau’s words speak to responsibility of service that Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club members strive to live by in performing their community role.

On Friday afternoon, May 14, a group of more than a dozen Aktion Club members completed a service project at Great Bend’s Walnut Bowl and Mini Golf. Members removed trash and debris from the ditch east of the property, and spent time planting flowers at the bowling alley, as well as the adjacent mini golf facility.

For the group’s cleanup work, Walnut Bowl is making a donation to Rosewood Aktion Club, which goes toward future activities and community projects, explained Rosewood Aktion Club sponsor Frankie Pelster.

“Beyond our annual fund drives that Rosewood Aktion Club performs, we are always open to performing service projects,” said Pelster. “Our members like being involved in the different aspects of projects and playing an integral role in helping the community. Walnut Bowl’s request for our involvement and willingness to donate to our club’s cause is so appreciated by our members.”

If businesses and organizations have service project opportunities for Rosewood Aktion Club, Pelster said they can contact her at 620-603-6502, or email her at  

Rosewood Aktion Club members participating in the Walnut Bowl service project were: Pam Babcock, Robin Bethel, Mark Bigcharles, Keith Boyer, Kurtis Coleman, Curtis Clawson, Herbie Douglass, David Edwardson, Karla Franklin, Codie Hardie, Jonathon Howe, D.J. Johnson, Michael Manka, Rita Mestas, Tyler Michaelis, Rhonda Ravenstein, Michael Shields, Elisa Shores, Ivan Smith, Dawn Specht, Abbey Stanley, Josh Trimmer, Corey Triplett, and Jeannie Triplett. Assisting the group was Aktion Club sponsor Frankie Pelster and assistant sponsor Tonya Burton, as well as Rosewood Services employees April Burhenn and McKayla Vonfeldt.

Rosewood Aktion Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood clients to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.

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