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From left are Enactus secretary Lacey Mill, Bakersfield; Assistant Professor of Agriculture/Entrepreneurship and Enactus co-sponsor Cathy Proffitt-Boys; Enactus Student Government Association Representative Sabrina Peterman, Pottersville; Assistant Professor of Accounting/Entrepreneurship and Enactus co-sponsor Barbara Nyden; Enactus Public Relations officer RuthAnn Bennett, Mtn. View; CFD students Cindy Hendrix, West Plains, and Sheryl Ford, Willow Springs; and Enactus President Ann Murrell, West Plains. (Missouri State/West Plains Photo)

(West Plains) – Members of the Missouri State University-West Plains Enactus student organization, formerly Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), partnered with child and family development (CFD) program students in CFD Associate Professor Dr. Renee Moore’s classes and the West Plains Chiropractic Association to provide birthday boxes to shelters in Howell County, including the Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center, Christos House, and Agape House.

Officials explained families living in a shelter are frequently unable to celebrate their child’s birthday, so the birthday boxes provide the essentials for the celebration. Boxes include cake mix and frosting, festive plates and napkins, a tablecloth, cups, and an age and gender appropriate toy.

The Chiropractic Association provided funds to purchase the containers, and the CFD students donated the contents.

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