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Tree planting event postponed

Community Connections Mentoring to plant trees with City of North Platte
Tree planting event changing day from October 28 to November 4.
Tree planting event changing day from October 28 to November 4.(KY3)
Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 4:40 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Community Connection’s mentors and mentees was planning a tree planting event for Ocober 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Iron Horse Park in North Platte (near the Veterans Memorial), but that event has been postponed due to the cold weather.

Lyle Minshull, director of the City Parks Department, will be teaching the mentoring pairs about proper planting techniques and care of newly planted trees, but it will happen on November 4 now, instead. The time will be the same at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth.

The tree planting is part of a grant given to the city.

Community Connections Mentoring is a community-based mentoring program, with the flexibility of meeting at any of your favorite public locations around town or during school lunch. Youth ages kindergarten through 7th grade are matched with adult mentors who have similar interests. Mentoring pairs typically spend 4 to 8 hours a month together and can include attending our two monthly group activities. Community Connections utilizes the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, a research-informed best practices guide.

Recently mentoring pairs have also participated in the annual Doggy Dash 5k, done spray paint art in the park, had scavenger hunt, and met to assemble rocket kits that they are planning to launch in November as part of STEM month to encourage youth engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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