Students at Morgan County Crossroads School learned about flower arranging during their weekly “Art for Life” art class, sponsored by the Madison Artists Guild. The students made 30 small bouquets using roses and a variety of botanical fillers, with tin cans serving as upcycled vases.

From there, the bouquets were donated to the Clothes Closet for distribution to their visitors with the intention of sharing joy and love during this holiday season.

The Clothes Closet, located behind the Morgan County Courthouse, is supported by the Madison Baptist Church and accepts donations of clothing and small household goods. Volunteers sort and organize the items, and then they are given away at no cost to anyone in need in Morgan County.

Dottie Kurtz, a volunteer at the Clothes Closet, organized this collaboration that involved the Crossroads students and those in need, and she was so excited to share the beauty of fresh flowers during the Thursday morning shopping time.

“Our visitors were pleasantly thrilled to see the arrangements,” Kurtz said. “What a sweet expression of community love.”

The Clothes Closet is open to the public 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and volunteers accept donations at scheduled times on those days. For more information on donating or volunteering, visit during open hours and speak with a volunteer.

Madison Artists Guild is a non-profit 501C3 and their sponsorship of the Art for Life program at Crossroads is funded by community donations. For more information on donating or becoming involved with the Madison Artist Guild and their outreach, visit


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