One of the booths at the Alternative gift market on Nov. 10 was Marion High School National Honor Society selling Christmas ornaments.
NHS members are Isaac Baldwin, Ryan Nelson, Spencer Fugitt, Dylan Goebel, Erin Meierhoff, Elizabeth Goentzel, Katey Ehrlich, Clark Kroupa, Clinton Kroupa, Aaron Mollker, Kaelyn Thierolf, Lauren McLinden, Megan Richmond, Nick Meyer, Zach Robson, and Amanda Stuchlik. Sponsor Lisa Johnson said the students took time whenever they could to work on the glass ornaments that featured swirls of paint in the interior.
NHS was selling ornaments to benefit backpack health care workers in Burma. Johnson chose the cause due to her daughter Kaylee having worked with Burmese refugees twice while volunteering in Thailand. Johnson is unsure how much money has been raised because all of the funding flows through alternative gift market organizers.
“National Honor Society is all about community service and mission outreach,” Johnson said.