the Community Service Corner
Tank is Fundraiser for Landscaping at Event Center
submitted by Erin Dresser, reporter, Rabbits-R-Us 4-H Club
Rabbits-R-Us 4-H club is involved in a beautification project
at the Lancaster Event Center. The club is landscaping a plot
on the southeast corner of the event center grounds. The plot
is a few feet northeast of the exhibit hall (Pavilion 3).
club began the project in the spring of 2003 by planting two trees
and a variety of flowers. The flowers were carefully arranged
to form 4-H. Mulch was spread around the flowers and trees. The
club held several working meetings at the event center to take
care of the flowers and trees. One tree died and was replaced
and one new tree was planted. The trees are growing and the flowers
recently, the club laid sod on the remaining area of the plot.
The club plans to obtain and place picnic tables on the plot.
The plot will contain picnic tables, trees, grass, and flowers.
planting, laying sod, and maintaining of the plot involved club
members, brothers and sisters of club members, and parents of
club members. The project will be ongoing for the club in order
to maintain the flowers, trees, and grass.
this year, Rabbits-R-Us 4-H club will sponsor a dunking booth
at the county fair. The club will have a duck pond or fishpond
for younger persons. Several dignitaries have agreed
to sit on the dunking booth plank. Some of the proceeds from the
dunking booth will support the clubs landscaping project
on the event center grounds. Fair goers are invited and encouraged
to stop at the dunking booth to attempt to submerge whoever is
sitting on the plank.
Morton, Rabbits-R-Us 4-H leader, has worked with the Lancaster
Event Center to arrange and coordinate the beautification project.