Shout out: Student project benefits Hartley House

Submitted by: Lucia Benoit

Floyd Family and Consumer Science students set out to create a community service project for an area group.

In conjunction with the school’s FCCLA club, the 11 students chose material they found fun for cozy blankets to be used by children or adults and used their sewing unit to make blankets for Clovis’ Hartley House.

The students — Levi Barnhart, Gabriel Torrez, Vanessa Duran, Prisma Davalos, Monica Tovar, Reno Rains, Dayira Villegas, Nadine Love, Sarai Najera, Maritza Perez and Brenden Smith — were first introduced to the school’s sewing machines, practiced basic skills, then set out to create a blanket each hoped a child or adult would enjoy.

After a busy couple of months, the students completed their blankets and decorated boxes to match their theme.

On April 21, all 11 students boarded a bus to deliver their blankets to The Hartley House, the center for victims of domestic violence.

The group was met with much appreciation by Hartley House staff members. Center workers communicated their joy in seeing sophomore students give of their time and talents to offer kindness to others.