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Nebraska 4-H Camp Appreciation Barbecue 11/6; Sandhills Fire Relief 11/11 Benefit Dinner and Auction

DUNNING–On behalf of Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth DevelopmentNebraska 4-H would like to express its deep appreciation for the immediate response of hundreds of employees and volunteers – locally and beyond – to the Bovee fire on October 2, 2022.

Firefighters, first responders and community members of Sandhills who have been friends of the Nebraska 4-H Camp are invited to an appreciation barbecue on Sunday, November 6th. The event is meant to recognize the contributions of so many and to honor the community that has been an incredible partner to Nebraska 4-H Camp for over 60 years.

Appreciation BBQ
Sunday, November 6, 2022
12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Sandhills High School
107 Gandy Ave, Dunning, NS

Please RSVP to go.unl.edu/campappreciation.

Amid the devastation that followed the fire at the state’s 4-H camp in Halsey, 4-H Foundation Director Stu Shepherd looks to the future with hope and optimism. (Click here for the History and images of October 10 of the fire that destroyed all but one of the camp buildings.)

“I’m still the eternal optimist. When we were at camp today, there is grass coming up through the ashes, there are new pine cones on the ground, and these are all signs of hope that there will be a good morning,” Shepherd told KCNI/KBBN.

A few days after the appreciation BBQ, Sandhills Fire Relief will host a fundraising dinner and auction on Friday, November 11 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will take place at the Thomas County Fairgrounds east of Thedford. There will also be live music at the end of the auction, as well as food provided by Oconto’s Slow Poke BBQ.

Also, click here for information on the Nebraska Cattlemen Bovee Fire Relief Fund.

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