Local Chapter H PEO has been working hard to support their “Thank You to Healthcare Workers” project. The project began in November and will continue until all Thank You packages are distributed to Healthcare workers in the area.
Chapter H PEO member Janie Spalding stated, “This year, Chapter H decided to prepare some of our fundraiser pecans with various seasonings and deliver containers to local clinics and our local nursing home. Packages will additionally be sent to healthcare places in Hannibal. We appreciate the extra time and care that all healthcare workers have given during this Covid-19 pandemic and just want to say Thank You.”
The local chapter holds this pecan fundraiser each year by selling fresh bags of Georgia pecans. The money raised is awarded to a local scholarship, which supports a Monroe City R-1 District senior girl who is planning to attend college. The chapter also helps support their international projects geared to involve women in education and reaching for the stars. Members are busy all year taking orders for the fresh pecans, which usually arrive in November just in time for holiday baking.
Chapter H PEO was established in Monroe City in 1894 and is part of an international organization originally founded in Iowa in 1869. Its purpose is to promote education for women through scholarships, grants, and loans.
Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri is owned by the PEO organization. The first library in Monroe City was started by Chapter H PEO and later became The Carnegie Library.