Meeting at Hatfield’s Restaurant in Mount Gilead on June 19 were 11 members of Chester Arbor of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society, who were introduced to Nellie Krumlauf, the entrepreneur who at the age of 16 began what has turned into a million dollar support of children who are struggling with cancer.
She has titled her outreach, “Nellie’s Catwalk” as she presents style shows featuring children afflicted with cancer. She invests in a variety of clothing, attends camps where children with cancer try to have a more relaxed atmosphere and brings racks of clothing from which each child may choose an outfit. Dressed in their new attire, they then get the chance to model.
The outfit they choose becomes their own to take with them. In July, two members had an opportunity to work with her as she led one of her uplifting evenings at the Flying Horse Farm, a camp for children suffering life-threatening disabilities. The delight of children choosing their outfits, which can include hats, scarves, glitter in the hair, jewelry, or more was magical. Her program is funded by donations.
After listening to how she was inspired to do this, the Arbor was ready to “jump on her wagon.” The business meeting followed Nellie’s presentation.
Other activities in which the members of Chester Arbor were involved recently include serving refreshments at the Harding Home in Marion for their silent movie night on the porch of the Harding Home and participating in the Cardington Street Fair by selling water with the profits going to Friends of Cardington, organizers of the event The August event will be support of the Senior Day at the Morrow County Fair on August 26.
Officers for the coming year are Linda Ruehrmund, president; Rita Barton, vice president; Marilyn Davis, secretary-treasurer and Jim Osborn, chaplain.
These officers will begin their term the first of September.