Thursday, December 13, 2012

YLC Members Help Decorate the Community for the Holidays

It is an annual tradition that the Youth Leadership Council Members assist with decorating the community for Christmas. The YLC members feel this is an important activity that they enjoy being a part of each year. They are able to complete the decorating in a couple of different ways.

One way they help decorate the community is by lighting the tree in the Keosauqua City Park. For the last 3 years middle school YLC members volunteer their time to help the Keosauqua Light and Power put the lights on the tree in the park. This can be challenging sometimes as the tree is rather large and there are a lot of lights that need to be detangled and put on the tree. This year the following 8th grade YLC members helped with this project: Conner Fuller, Thayne Runyon, Myla Zimmer, MeKenzie Rodibaugh, Lauren Cochenour, Brooke Dunkin and Daisy Cole.

YLC members are also involved in decorating a tree for the Festival of Trees each year. This is an exciting project because the members know that the proceeds from their tree go toward a local charity to help those in need in our community. The students collect decorations throughout the year to complete the look of their tree. This year they had a gold and red theme that adorned their tree, they hope that their tree will bring quite a bit of money to help out the Christmas for Kids Project.  The YLC members who assisted with the festival of trees project this year were: Cheyenne Schmitter, Morgan Schmitter, Brooke Metcalf, Hannah Sprouse, Grace Thomas and Aimee Simons.   

For more information on YLC activities you may contact the SAFE Coalition at 319-293-6412 or  You can also find information on their website:

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