From Quaila Pant
Each year, the Interact Club of Dexter High School joins with its parent organization, the Rotary Club of Dexter, to plant and harvest potatoes. These potatoes are given to Faith in Action for distribution to those in need.
It’s a cause that allows the clubs to help the community in a meaningful way. The process lasts from May to September when the potatoes are finally ready to harvest. Although the yield varies from year to year, the Interact Club always enjoys getting the job done.
Stephanie Klawender, a member of the Rotary Club of Dexter, generously allows the Interact Club to use her garden to plant and harvest the potatoes. This year’s result went beyond expectations and provided about 150 pounds of potatoes. The Interact Club was represented by four members, including President Elisabeth Johanson, along with teacher advisor John Heuser, Rotary advisor Dr. Brent Kolb and more. The club is expected to begin the cycle again in mid-May when the planting will take place, and the anticipation builds for the next harvest in September.