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February 17, 2011

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047

Animals for Veterans!

Lincoln—On St. Valentine’s Day veterans at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home were recipients of stuffed animals, all of which had a Valentine card and special hand written note tied to it. The stuffed animals were part of a quarterly service project of the Papillion-LaVista Kids Club, which is a K-6 before-and-after school childcare program with sites in Papillion, LaVista and Bellevue. The club performs quarterly service projects year round in order to give back to their communities. This quarter the students donated approximately 3,500 stuffed animals which were then distributed to several organizations in the surrounding area.

Pictured presenting donated stuff animals to Korean War Veteran Claude Schulte at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home on Valentine’s Day are Greg Smith, Anna Strobel and Beth Scholting of the Papillion-LaVista Kids Club