Two Nebraska Communities Join the Club

    The "Thanks a Million" Club is a little larger - thanks to the efforts of residents in 
two Nebraska communities.
    Sunset Middle School in Kearney, Neb., was welcomed into the "Thanks a 
Million" Club on January XX. The efforts, led by art teacher Millie Roarke, included other 
Kearney schools and residents of nearby communities. Students celebrated with an all-
school assembly, which featured a surprise appearance by Ronald McDonald.
    Elementary students in Plainview, Neb., learned about the Ronald McDonald 
House during a school assembly Jan. 22. The students were part of a community effort, 
led by Plainview resident Jane Demerath, to collect 1 million tabs.
    The two are the 17th and 18th member of the club, which encourages businesses 
civic groups and schools to collect 1 million tabs for the Omaha Ronald McDonald 
House. More than 100 groups are participating in the program. 
    The tabs are recycled and the proceeds are used to help the Ronald McDonald 
House operate. In 2002, the Omaha house recycled more than 25 million tabs, which 
garnered more than $9,000.
    To learn more about the "Thanks a Million" Club, call (402) 346-9377.


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