[November 04, 2013]
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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