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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flowers and Trinkets Raise Funds

Flowers and Trinkets Raise Funds

If success could be measured like the miles in a marathon, two recent fundraisers went the distance.

Coworker Appreciation Flower Sale
Brookhaven College employees are known for their generosity, so it’s no surprise that the number of carnations sold this year during the Coworker Appreciation Flower Sale exceeded expectations.

Spearheaded by the Professional Support Staff Association, the annual sale raised a record $700 last month with nearly 2,000 carnations sold, wrapped, personalized and delivered to employees.

The fundraiser supports causes chosen by the PSSA, including student scholarships, the emergency textbook fund, the employee emergency fund and ongoing community and campus needs.

While some volunteers wrapped greenery and attached handwritten notes, others hand-delivered the flowers to recipients; many PSSA members helped with the sale.

Many thanks to all who assisted!

Flower Wrappers
Bonnie Brisendine
Evonne Clarke
Donna Crenshaw
Doris Gordon
Sarah Graifemberg
Melody Guerra
Barbara Hughes
Jamie Jenkins
Mildred Kelley
Alene Love
Joe Monroy
Carole Sakach
Bob Smith
Christy Stone
Lois Wagenseil
Deborah Whaley-Stephenson

Deliverers
Evonne Clarke
Jamie Jenkins
Mildred Kelley
Alene Love
Christy Stone

Spring Art Club Sale
Also making a big splash in April was the annual Art Club Sale, which attracted shoppers from Brookhaven College and beyond.

Offering rows of unique, handcrafted artwork, the sale raised $6,834, with 80 percent going to the student artists and 20 percent going to the Art Club.

With its portion of the proceeds, the club will host a series of lunches for students and donate to the Promise of Peace Community Garden in East Dallas. In the fall, the club plans to bring in a visiting artist for a workshop on campus.