Glennis Nagel
Director, Media Communications, 308.865.8454

Ladies Mix took first place in the Loper Programming Activities Council sponsored Wreath Decorating Contest.

In all, 16 different student groups took part in the competition. After the wreaths were judged earlier this week, the student groups delivered the decorated wreaths to the local service or charitable organizations of their choice. This year, wreaths were donated to the SAFE Center, Press On Community Center, I Believe in Me Ranch, Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, American Legion, Red Cross, the children’s unit at Good Samaritan Hospital and several area nursing homes.

Members of Ladies Mix who worked on the project, pictured from left to right beginning with the back row, include: Carolina Felix of Sumner, Silvia Martinez of Ecuador, and Maria Avalos, Carmen Montes, Elizabeth Lopez, Karla Gomez and Karime Rios, all of Lexington. Not pictured is Nayeli Quintera of Lexington.

According to Jami Schaffnitt, coordinator of University/Student Activities, LPAC purchases the wreaths each year, and the student groups furnish their own materials with which to decorate the wreaths. The wreaths are judged by a committee made up of students and staff. Placing second in the competition was a wreath decorated by the American Society of Interior Designers.

Decorating materials ranged from law enforcement badges, fire trucks and flags to a wreath decorated with deodorant and toothpaste.