One of the kids, Thomas Richardson, came up with a plan. He suggested getting more kids involved. That might give their fruit idea more power. They emailed other schools. Before long, more than 400 students from 24 schools were working as a team. Together they decided they wanted the sandhill plum to be the state fruit.
Next Garber wrote a bill, or an idea for a law, that would name the plum as an official Kansas symbol. But the state’s legislature still needed to vote on it.
To get lawmakers excited about the bill, the kids wrote letters and gave speeches. The kids’ hard work paid off. Lawmakers voted to approve the bill!