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Hamilton student project turned scavenger hunt

Posted at 3:40 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 20:09:10-04

HAMILTON — One 18-year-old in the Bitterroot is using his service project for school to make crosses as a way of giving people hope during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hamilton Christian Academy senior Jaylen Bauer wanted to spread hope for people across the Bitterroot Valley through a service project for school.

“Well, I saw people were losing hope and getting real down,” said Bauer.

Bauer wanted to restore people’s hope and make them cheerful by making crosses and having them in people’s yards throughout the Bitterroot.

“This was not required it was just an assignment, and it grew out of hand, ” said Bauer.

Bauer has made and delivered over 75 crosses so far, and has over 180 likes on his group’s Facebook page.

Bauer had also made the crosses into a scavenger hunt for people to do in the safety of their cars.

“I thought it would be a good thing for people to work towards for people to find," said Bauer.

And the winner gets a special prize

“A bou-candy, a bouquet of candy,” said Bauer.

Bauer has one special message for people feeling hopeless.

“No matter how bad this gets God has us in his hands,” said Bauer.

If you would like a cross you can contact the Facebook group Hope in the Bitterroot.