National Honor Society helps 'Plant the Town Red'

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[November 04, 2013]     Send a link to a friend 

Early Saturday, while the sun was shining now and again, by 9 a.m. the outside temperature was still only 45 degrees. 

That didn't stop the Lincoln Community High School National Honor Society from fulfilling a promise to help with the "Plant the Town Red" project by planting tulips at Shay Parking Lot, though it may have sped them up just a bit. By a quarter to 10, the group was wrapping up the last of three tulip beds. Kathy Vinyard of the city of Lincoln said she was really surprised how quickly the kids worked. She expected that it would take a couple of hours at least to plant a total of 800 tulip bulbs, but the kids were going to wrap up in just over an hour.

The beds are along Clinton Street on the south side of the lot. Before planting the bulbs, the group worked to clean out weeds among the plants already in the beds. Then, with assistance from Bill and Kathy Vinyard and Gene Mehan, the kids drilled the holes and planted the tulips.

Pictures by Nila Smith




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