CWU’s Seguin/Guadalupe County Unit had an impressive response to the national “Spread the Love” project. A/C Gayle Stroh and unit president Glenda Shafer delved into the project with much fervor resulting in receiving over 800 school items for two elementary schools in Marion ISD and one in Seguin ISD. Utilizing resources provided by KALMOT and the Texas Church Women United Newsletter, contacts were made with the two school districts, local media, and individual churches. Lists of what was needed was made available to CWU members and the race was on. The response was incredible for our small group. The back of Stroh’s vehicle was packed on delivery day! Donations were made on the appointed Valentine’s Day at Marion ISD with Stroh and Shafer making the presentations to Superintendent Kelly Lindholm.
In Seguin at noon, Stroh and Shafer made the second presentation to Patlan Elementary. Since this presentation was made to a specific school, the principal, teachers and a group of kids joined in the festivity. Knowing that Patlan was named for a local Seguinte, Shafer arranged for his 98 year old widow and his daughter who still reside in the city to be present. Their presence was a special treat for all!
Compliments on the project have been heartwarming: “great project”, “neat idea”, “so glad ya’ll did this”, “kudos to CWU” to name a few. The look on the recipients’ faces certainly personified CWU spreading the love. The staff and most certainly the students were genuinely delighted for the Unit’s donation of the much needed supplies.