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A spirit that is not afraid

Vicki Johnson / Staff Writer


Budding florists bloom at museum's art exhibit

April brought warmer weather and blooming flowers with it as the Jule Collins Smith Museum hosted its fourth annual Art in Bloom.The exhibition featured floral designs inspired by works of art in the JCSM collection April 2-4.The exhibition featured 14 florists from around Alabama who created arrangements featuring the works of John James Audubon, William Wiese and the Auburn Department of Art faculty.The first Art in Bloom took place almost 25 years ago at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.In 2006 Susan Moore, one of the advisory board members for the JCSM, decided to have an Art in Bloom similar to other museums across the country.The first exhibit had more than 1,000 people in attendance and brought in $7,000.


Students lace up shoes for walk supporting diabetes research

The Cardinal Key National Honor Society for juniors and the REACH Community Connection, a community leadership program for freshmen, hosted the Walk to Cure Diabetes last Sunday.All of the money donated from the walk goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and according to their Web site, the organization is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 juvenile diabetes research worldwide.At pre-registration there were 150 participants signed up for the walk, and Clay Parker, Cardinal Key President, said he expected another 100 to 150 people to attend the walk.Walk to Cure Diabetes consisted of a one mile walk, which began and ended on Cater Lawn.

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