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Rosewood AKTION Club Enters Final Month of Coloring Book and Crayon Drive

Coloring Collections – Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club members and Day Services employees show their collection of coloring books and crayons, along with the trophy up for grabs two years ago during a friendly competition which helped raise items for the annual Coloring Book and Crayon Drive. The competition is in its third year. Pictured left to right from 2019 are - front row: Pam Babcock, Emily Komarek; middle row: Frankie Pelster (AKTION Club sponsor), DJ Johnson, Amy Grove, Josh Trimmer, Melissa Andrulis, Diane Reif, David Hales, Kurtis Coleman, Amanda Hammond; back row: Corey Triplett, Amanda Immediato, Herman Ledesma, Tyler Michaelis, and Dan Haselhorst.

As the leaves fall, so do the days left for Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club’s Coloring Book and Crayon Drive. The annual drive ends at the end of this month with donations going to three organizations in Barton County that serve children.

During the Christmas season, Rosewood Miracle Workers AKTION Club will donate those items to Central Kansas CASA; Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington; and St. Francis Community Services, Great Bend. The goal is to deliver the items to the local organizations during the Christmas season.

“Our community drive has been going for a couple of months, but now we are laser focused because our members know it’s important to finish this project strong,” said Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor Frankie Pelster. “The organizations that we donate these items to spread tremendous joy to area children when they give the coloring books and crayons away during Christmastime. We appreciate the community’s support in our effort.”

People can drop off coloring book and crayon donations, along with monetary donations for the purchase of coloring books and crayons to two locations in downtown Great Bend. Those locations are Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 1607 Main Street; and Rosewood Bargain Barn, 1215 Main Street.

Included with the drive, Rosewood AKTION Club is in a friendly competition with Rosewood Services employees to see which group can raise the most items. Community donated items raised from the drive will go toward the AKTION Club count.


For questions about Rosewood AKTION Club’s Coloring Book and Crayon Drive, contact Pelster at 620-603-6502;

Rosewood AKTION Club is an affiliate of the national Kiwanis organization that promotes service in action for people with developmental disabilities. The area club allows Rosewood clients to be actively involved in the community and to positively impact the lives of others.


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For more information, contact Frankie Pelster, Rosewood AKTION Club sponsor,, 620-603-6502

November 4, 2021
Story by: Michael Dawes, director of PR, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536,