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updated February 19, 2004

4-H Helps Holiday of Trees

Silver Bullets 4-H Club - Click on image for larger ViewJanuary NEBLINE Correction - 4-H Club Involved in Holiday of Trees in 1994

An 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.

Snowflakes made from soda pop holder ringsIn 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

Approximately 2,500 people attended Heritage League's Holiday of Trees held Dec. 4 and 5, 2004 at the Unitarian Church in Lincoln.

4-H 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.

Ticket 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!

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