Freeborn-Mower has a bright idea

Published 6:03 am Friday, July 1, 2011

Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Servi­­­ces donates 4,00 bulbs to 4-H clubs. -- Photo provided

Project Green Light, an idea came up with by Alix Kermes and Sage Kermes, had it’s kickoff event June 25.

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Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services donated 4,000 bulbs to 4-H clubs Freeborn County and Mower County. Around 700 people were involved in distributing the bulbs in the two counties. In return, 4-H members collected food items for the Salvation Army, $278 donations to the Salvation Army and recycled more than 1,400 bulbs.

Salvation Army was on hand to thank the 4-H members and Freeborn Mower Coop. Organizers hope to take their project to more coops and 4-H clubs in the state and beyond.

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For more details, contact Mary Nelson at Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services or Alix Kermes at 507-402-1565.