Garden club presents Smokey Bear program

The Rappahannock Garden Club recently presented a Smokey Bear Program to the fourth and fifth grades at Lancaster Middle School.

Students learned about Smokey Bear and how he was found after a wildfire and became the symbol for The National Forest Service, reported youth chairman Mary Ann McKay. The classes also learned the rules to prevent wildfires.

The program was presented by garden club members Susan Edmonds, Cathie Elliott, Jenny Boyenga, Cathie Ward and McKay.

Lancaster Middle School art teacher Marilyn Sprouse worked with the children to make posters for the Smokey Bear Poster Contest. Over 90 posters were submitted to the Rappahannock Garden Club.

The fourth-grade winner was Kodi Uhler and the fifth-grade winner was Aniyah Everett. Each child was presented with a Smokey Bear plaque by Rappahannock Garden Club president Bonnie Schaschek.

The winning posters were then entered into the Piedmont District contest.