Helps Holiday of Trees
NEBLINE Correction - 4-H Club Involved in Holiday of Trees
article in the January 2004 NEBLINE stated 2003 was the
first year 4-H was involved in Heritage League of Lincoln’s
Holiday of Trees. A former 4-H leader, Cheryl Goehring,
has corrected us and provided the following information.
December 1994, the Silver Bullets 4-H club (Photo Above
Left: Click on Image for Larger View) decorated a tree entitled
“Icicles and Clovers” for the Holiday of Trees. The club
was invited to do the tree because of an activity they had
done to recycle the plastic holders that came on 6-packs
of pop (photo right: Snowflakes made from Plastic). That
year, $2,844 in ticket sales was raised for Mad Dads. We
regret the oversight and salute the Silver Bullets for their
part in Lancaster County’s 4-H history!
In 2003, 4-H Helps Raise $2,500 for After School Hot Lunch
2,500 people attended Heritage League's Holiday of Trees held
Dec. 4 and 5, 2004 at the Unitarian Church in Lincoln.
decorated three of the 26 trees on display. 4-H'ers utilized their
creativity to make hundreds of ornaments for the trees. Animal
cookies of all sorts, from fish to dogs to horses to cows, were
created for the "4-H is Alive at the County Fair!" tree.
A variety of personalized ornaments depicting 4-H memories — some
from long ago and some from this year — were made for the "4-H
Memories" tree. Members of the 4-H Pet Pals Club (photos below)
strung cereal on strings, made bird seed ornaments, and other
decorations for "The Wild Side of 4-H" tree.
sales totaling approximately $2,500 benefitted the Salvation Army
After School Hot Lunch program. Salvation Army vans daily transport
approximately 50 children from three Lincoln Public Schools to
the Community Center where the youth are provided with a hot,
nourishing, well balanced meal.
Heritage League organizes Holiday of Trees annually and have raised
more than $120,500 for local charities since 1973. The success
of Holiday of Trees is due to the support of individuals and organizations
who decorate trees and to the public who attend the event. Thanks
to all of the 4-H'ers who made ornaments!
of the 4-H Pet Pals Club Working on Ornaments: