Mission groups help ‘Little Brown’

Jun 12, 2013
Photo by: donated photo Clyde First Baptist youth groups, Royal Ambassadors and Girls-in-Action, are pictured making grass seed balls.

The children's mission groups at Clyde First Baptist Church are holding a fundraiser with all proceeds going toward treatments for fellow classmate Howell Brown, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor.

Brown, who attends Clyde Elementary School, is described by his classmates as “a good friend, lots of fun to be with, likeable, cheerful and kind-hearted.”

Already, Brown has undergone several surgeries, radiation and months of chemotherapy, but many more treatments are ahead.

Wanting to help their friend, Girls-in-Action and the Royal Ambassadors, two youth groups at Clyde First Baptist, got busy with a messy project — making grass seed balls.

The seed balls are placed on bare spots on the lawn and then seedlings should begin to sprout after a heavy rain. The seedlings remain protected and nourished by the seed ball.

Grass seed balls are available for purchase at Clyde First Baptist Church. All donations from this project go directly to a benefit account in Brown's name at Champion Credit Union.

Both youth groups perform monthly mission projects to address local, national or international needs.

Earlier this year, Girls-in-Action decorated pillowcases with words of encouragement for the homeless shelter at Haywood Baptist Association. The Royal Ambassadors made plastic bag drier racks with proceeds going to buy tools and garden supplies for Broyhill Baptist Children’s Home.

For more information about the grass seed ball project, call Barbara Cogburn at 627-6412.


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