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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:45 pm | Updated: 3:18 pm, Wed May 2, 2012.

Chandler Service Club celebrated its 78th annual charity ball March 10 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center.

Part of service club is the flower girl program. Even though Chandler Service Club has been in existence since 1933 it wasn’t until the 1952 ball marked the first time flower girls were introduced. This program consists of young ladies entering their senior year of high school. They are recommended by a club member while in the spring of their junior year of high school. They spend their senior year doing group community service events, and creating their own individual service project, “Project Priority.” These young ladies are encouraged to “find their own passion for service” and experience the joys of giving. In addition they attend social events and are provided personal growth and development opportunities. This year 51 young ladies participated in the program representing 12 high schools and performing more than 4,700 hours of community service. The flower girl program has helped many young women become prepared to assume volunteer roles where they live and work in the future.

The 2012 Chandler Service Club flower girls are: Gabrielle Andrade, Alexis Bergstrom, Taylor Berry, Tayler Born, Catherine Butler, Jessica Chavez, Kylie Christman, Simone Colbert, Leslie Cole, Colleen Dawson, Cecily Denham, Blaine Elliott, Savanna Franzen, Brittany Gill, Kayla Greenwood, Morgan Guilliams, Emilee Hawk, Amber Howarth, Cassidi Hudlin, Ashley Incardone, Brielle Jones, Shelli Kahler, Carly Kaiser, Stephanie Lacey, Marissa Lara, Taite LaValle, Haley Lawless, Samantha Lind, Alyssa Lorenzo, Natalie Madden, Kaleena Middleton, Krista Moller, Whitney Nichols, Brenna Norwil, Haley Peterson, Shelby Pierce, Marlee Rague, Jessica Resnick, Katherine Richardson, Melissa Sainsume, Morgan Sampson, Lauren Serrano, Briana Shultz, Mariah Spears, Nicole Sroka, Caitlin Suriano, Nicole Thompson, Gabrielle Troggio, Meagan Waaramaa, Sydney Weinberger, and Audrey Wheeless. Schools they attend are Xavier, Mountain Pointe, Perry, Seton, Hamilton, Valley Christian, Gilbert Christian, Chandler, Hamilton Prep, Fountain Hills, Corona Del Sol, and Basha.

• Beverly Stidham, (480) 898-7924 or bstidham@ahwatukee.com

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