Hesston community honors Kris Roth with charity

Members of the Hesston National Honor Society pose with supplies gathered as part of the Cans for Kris fundraiser in March.

By Adam Strunk

HESSTON—The Hesston community came together to collect aluminum cans and made donations to honor the birthday of Kris Roth, a community member, school substitute, local mother and volunteer who passed away in November.

Eight-hundred pounds of cans were collected as well as supplies and cash donations, all to be given to the Hesston Resource Center.

“We decided with Kris being Kris, she was a very generous person,” friend and coworker Sonja Kaiser said. “She gave to her friends and community in need.”

Kaiser helped organize the drive with Susan Lamb, and the middle school and high school were involved in the collection as well as the Hesston High School National Honor Society.

The Swather Power Club at the high school and middle school also made treats for teachers and delivered them to teachers lounges on Roth’s birthday, March 11.

“I didn’t want her birthday to go unnoticed because she was so special,” Kaiser said. “I feel like it was really well received and very generous.”

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