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Last Call for Pop Tabs


By Mary Loftis

Extension Associate

 

September 15 is the deadline to  turn in your aluminum pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.  Year-long collection sites are the Extension Office at the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah and at the Lied Tekamah Public Library.   This is an on-going project of the Burt County 4-H program.  Over the past 18 years more than 1.1 million tabs have been collected  from Burt County.

 

Pull tabs from any product are accepted, including fruit, vegetable, soup, any beverage and pet food.

 

Tabs will be recycled and funds will support the Ronald McDonald House in Omaha, a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

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Burt County Fair Kick-off Huge Success


By Mary Loftis

Extension Assistant

The Burt County Fair Foundation Fundraiser was held Saturday evening, February 28 in Tekamah. It was well attended by a wonderful group of supporters from across the county.

The evening was made up of a delicious meal, silent and live auctions, entertainment by comedian and ventriloquist Wayne Francis and a dance with Bill Skinner providing the music.

The fundraiser was a huge success again…the best yet, thanks to the continued generous support of the bidders, buyers and all the donors.

During the event the Fair Foundation announced plans for their next big fundraising effort. They are planning a new building on the fairgrounds which will replace the current Ag Hall for open class exhibits and vendor booths.  The dates of the 2015 Burt County Fair are August 7-11 in Oakland.

The Burt County Fair Foundation Fundraiser Saturday evening at the Tekamah Auditorium was well attended by a wonderful group of fair supporters. Photo Credit/Mary Loftis.

The Burt County Fair Foundation Fundraiser Saturday evening at the Tekamah Auditorium was well attended by a wonderful group of fair supporters. Photo Credit/Mary Loftis.

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