Quitman Pilot Club fund raiser benefiting city park


The Pilot Club of Quitman is holding a very colorful fall fund raiser for a good purpose. The club is selling flower bulbs to be planted this fall. There’s great variety, the bulbs have a 100% grow guarantee, and the money raised will go to a good cause.

The Quitman club is an all-volunteer group focused on preparing youth and young adults for service, encouraging brain safety and health, supporting those who care for others and other projects that contribute to the well-fare of local citizens.

Typical projects include presenting the local sanctioned Special Olympics meet, presenting a brain safety awareness and bicycle safety rodeo at three local schools, presenting scholarships, an Alzheimer’s seminar and sponsoring the local teen Anchor Club. The club also contributes throughout the year to area needs as they arise.

The year the club is also working to raise the funds to install playground grade musical/play instruments in the park. The oversized instruments will add the next level of play to the Gov. Jim Hogg Park.

Attractive and intellectually and physically stimulating, they are for persons of any ability and any age. While fun, these instruments enhance user motor skills and allow a diverse group of people to be able to socially engage with one another while making music and joy. And while helping with fundraising, the flower bulbs will add a whole other level of color to 2021 spring.

To participate, order direct from any Quitman Pilot for free delivery or make contact at quitmanpilotclub@peoplescom.net  and a Pilot will call. Or order direct online at: http://PilotClubofQuitmanTexas.fpfundraising.com. Online orders, no matter how much, pay a $6 shipping fee and are direct-shipped to your door.    

About the fundraiser, Debby Keenan, fundraising chair, said, “Flowers add joy and vibrancy. We hope our community will really get behind this effort and splash our little corner of the world with spring color. We all need a extra joy right now, and this is meant to do that, while also helping to add a wonderful permanent, enriching and inclusive feature to our park that can be enjoyed by everyone.”

To see the musical instruments in action, see https://www.percussionplay.com/alto-quartet-ensemble/.