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As Stream Guardians
also hosted a statewide field day.
Hoogheem said they emphasized
the wildlife benefits of green
stripes by building boxes to raise
“These two chapters were
judged the best from a lot of excel
lent entries,” Hoogheem said. He
cited a few other examples:
In Firth, Neb., the chapter had
an Operation Green Stripe float in
a local parade. They also helped
host a field day attended by Gov.
In Filley, Neb., the chapter
invited local groups out to see the
green stripes they planted.
In Truman, Minn., the chapter
succeeded in planting both sides of
a ditch that drains thousands of
acres of farmland in an area that
includes a wetland used by ducks.
They also established a settling
pond for sedimentation to stop it
before it moves to main creek that
carries ditch water away.
In Monona, lowa, the chapter
used its green stripe money to
invest in other enviromental exper
iments such as greenhouses and
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In Elmira, N.Y., the chapter
cleared tires and debris from an old
canal. In addition to the green
stripe, they established a bike path.
In Laßelle, Mo., the chapter
protected a lake that provides the
town’s drinking water. They also
established an outdoor classroom
in a nature area they created.'
Hoogheem said the results of
this year's program have attracted
the attention of organizations such
as Soil Conservation Service,
Pheasants Forever, Quail Unlim
ited, Trout Unlimited, and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.
’They recognize the tremend
ous benefit that is realized from
planting buffer stripes,” Hoogh
eem said. “They also recognized
that farmers are doing this on their
own, without government over
sight. We are looking forward to
making even greater strides next
year, with the cooperation of those
organizations, FFA, the seed part
ners, and of course the farmers.”
Other cooperating seed compa
nies are CENX/Land O’ Lakes.
Farmland Industries, MFA, Coun
trymark, Agway, Terra and South
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Belsnickel Visits Landis Valley
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
Who’s the nice and nasty
Pennsylvania Dutch version of
Santa the Belsnickel! Lancaster’s
Landis Valley Museum offers vis
itors the opportunity to enjoy the
flavor of an old- fashioned “Bel
snickel” Christmas during the
December 1-3 Days of the Bel
snickel. Drop-in visitors will
delight in the free-admission Bel
snickel Gift Gallery and Weather
vane Shop for unusual holiday
gifts. Those who want to meet the
Belsnickel should make reserva
tions for the Belsnickel Luncheon
This Belsnickel event is a nat
ural for the largest Pennsylvania
Dutch museum, which is rated
“exceptional” by AAA. Those
going to the Gift Gallery (at the
Visitor Center) and Weathervane
Shop will be able to find many
whimsical traditional “Dutch”
items such as handcarved Bel
snickels, feather trees and redware
pottery ornaments. Floral bath
powders, holiday food, handmade
toys and much more will be avail
able. Both Christmas “shops” are
open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. December 1-
To experience some of the
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Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas
customs, people will want to take
part in the December 1-3 Lun
cheon-Tour. The cost is $14.50
per person and the December 3
Luncheon-Tour is sold out. This
limited reservation offering includes
a tasty luncheon at Landis Val
ley’s Victorian period Hotel with
handsome holiday decorations. A
sampling of the menu includes
hearty ham loaf, bread with apple
butter, and gingerbread with
lemon sauce. After eating, guests
will tour three buildings with live
ly history vignettes about the Bel
snickel and Christmas decora-
tions. At the conclusion of the
HERSHEY (Dauphin Co.) Children often played with the
A sweet Christmas tradition will candies, which is why they are
be demonstrated on Sunday, called “toys.” They also hung the
December 4, from 12 noon to 4 crystal-clear shapes on the tree as
p.m. Nancy Fasolt of the Cake and ornaments. These were the pre-
Kandy Emporium in East Peters- cursors to modern glass orna
burg will demonstrate Clear Toy ments.
Candymaking. Clear -Toys are Christkindlmarkt will also be
made with only sugar, water, com open from 10 a.m. to S p.m. The
syrup, and yellow, red, or green Clear Toy Demonstration is free
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The Agricultural Science Laboratory Class of the Elizabeth
town Area High School has formed a working company. This stu
dent owned and operated company was developed to teach the stu
dents how to begin a business and market products.
The Elizabethtown FFA owns beehives at Bear Creek Farm.
One of the by-products of bee production is excess beeswax. The
students wanted to explore the possibility if there was a market for
beeswax. Since a large portion of excess beeswax is marketed
through beeswax candles the Bear Creek Farm Company was
The class was divided into three groups—management, produc
tion, and marketing. The first step was to create a survey to deter
mine if there was a market for beeswax candles. The survey asked
potential customers on 'their candle buying habits, the price they
normally pay for a pair of candles, and in what popular colors.
The production group went to work manufacturing 8 inch can
dles from 8 inch by 16 inch beeswax sheets. The colors of the can
dles where determined by the survey as navy, teal, ivory, and
wine. The management group kept all records, handled finances,
and all other records necessary for a business.
The marketing group’s responsibility was primarily in sales,
advertisement, and display. As a result of this minicompany oper
ation, 80 pairs of candles were sold to faculty and staff members.
A guest speaker from the Country Haus in Elizabethtown
addressed the class on the first hand experience of owning and
operating your own business. Later, the class toured the Country
Haus to better understand pricing and display.
As a result of this exploratory company, the Elizabethtown FFA
will be marketing beeswax candles during their 1995 holiday sales
campaign. This “doing to learn” project enables all students in the
class to be more aware of all areas of starting your own business.
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ANSWER Kenneth Hixon, Warfordsburg, wanted the
complete address for the Schrader Co. that makes automo
tive tire repair accessories. Thanks to Bill Fletcher of Tru
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tive Inc., 1609 Airport Rd., Monroe, N.C. 28110 or call (800)
ANSWER—Henry F. Stoltzfus, 24 Queen Rd., Gordon
ville, Pa. 17529, wanted to know where he can buy paw paw
fruit, seeds and seedling trees. Thanks to Werner Seel, Fore
st Hill, Md., who writes that he should request catalogues from
the following companies who handle the items that he is inter
ested in: Mellinger’s 2310 W. South Range Rd. North Lima,
Ohio 44452-9731 of phone (216) 549-9861. Or, Oikos Tree
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tour, people will meet the rascally
Landis Valley is a state-owned
museum operated by the Pennsyl
vania Historical and - Museum
Commission with support from
the Landis Valley Associates.
Individuals who need special
assistance or accommodation
should call in advance to discuss
their needs. Pennsylvania TDD
relay service is available at (800)
The museum is located 2.5
miles north of Lancaster on Rt.
272/ Oregon Pike, a marked exit
off both Rt. 30 and Rt 222. For
information, call (717) 569-0401
with Museum admission: adults
$4; children (ages 3-15), $1.75,
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