"An investment for our community" is what Leonard Dieker called Hetlinger Developmental Service's 30 x 70 greenhouse expansion and horticultural therapy program. Leonard is Chairman of the Board for Hetlinger, and whose daughter is one of the clients served. Rotarian Alex Mosakowski, Hetlinger's Development Director, explained that Hetlinger serves 75 clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The work that each client completes for the businesses that they serve provide a sense of pride and worth for each of them. This new greenhouse will further provide a sense of responsibility, reduce stress, and provide an emotional uplift as well as life-long skills development. Still probably one to two years out, this new facility will cost approximately $400,000, which includes part of the cost of hiring a new horticultural therapy position at Hetlinger. A capital campaign is going on now to raise the funds needed to complete this project. If you are interested in contributing, contact Alex Mosakowski. 
Alex reported that there are 4,000 people across Kansas on a waiting list for the type of services that Hetlinger Developmental Services provides. A facility like this is one more reason to have a sense of pride in our community.