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At a recent meeting of Scenic 7 Rotary, club members heard from Susan Clark, director of Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club, on the status of Great Futures, the day care center located in Hot Springs Village.

Clark also introduced Martin Juarez, volunteer in charge of the hens that reside at the club chicken coop built last year by members of the Scenic 7 Rotary. Clark called the structure "the Taj Mahal" of coops, and said Juarez is fondly known as the "chicken tender."

Though Juarez had never had previous knowledge of chicken tending, both he and his wife have done extensive research on the internet. The seven resident hens now have the best of care and are averaging 15 eggs a weeks. Children at the club are allowed to take home the eggs, a news release said.

Walmart has donated fruit and vegetables to round out the chickens' daily diet. Juarez, a former teacher, has added chicken toys to keep the hens happy, and plans to get the children at the club more involved in the hens' daily care and egg gathering during the summer months when there are longer daylight hours.

Scenic 7 Rotary Club meets at Charlie's Pizza Pub on Thursdays at noon. Visitors are always welcome. Call Amanda Kennedy, 501-922-0227, for more information.

Society on 03/17/2019

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