Lisa Loucks-Christenson Donates Collector Print: Greener Pastures Ahead! to 2006 North Central Region Volunteer Forum

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Lisa Loucks-Christenson is donating a special collector print titled "Greener Pastures Ahead!" A humorous, momentary, close-up look at the lives of cows in a farm field, whom, which, upon her approach, began sticking their tongues out as she created their image. This "must-have," farm-scene lover's master canvas, giclee print was created for the 2006 North Central Region Volunteer Forum, This was a special print among other wildlife photos created and donated by Loucks-Christenson and will be included in their silent auction.

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It's time to 'share back--give back' to what dreams and hopes I had while earning my first blue ribbons in photography and other classes/lots. In fact, for every ribbon earned, I hope to donate a smile back starting with this year’s Greener Pastures Ahead! Collector print.

Lisa Loucks-Christenson is donating a special collector print titled "Greener Pastures Ahead!" A humorous, momentary, close-up look at the lives of cows in a farm field, whom, which, upon her approach, began sticking their tongues out as she created their image. This "must-have," farm-scene lover's master canvas, giclee print was created for the 2006 North Central Region Volunteer Forum, This was a special print among other wildlife photos created and donated by Loucks-Christenson and will be included in their silent auction.

Loucks-Christenson told volunteer Donna Christenson (no relation) that she had the perfect print she wanted to donate to them, "It's an image of three cows in a field I came across, and two of them are sticking their tongues out at me. If I can find where I put the image, that'll be this year’s print for you."

A few days later, Loucks-Christenson received an email from Donna, and she mentioned how excited she and some other volunteers were to see this funny cow print. A few days after that email, a letter arrived. As Loucks-Christenson looked down to the handwritten note included in her information pack, she smiled and said, "You hardly see handwritten notes anymore, and then she flipped it over to find Donna's parting thoughts, "Hope you found the cows." --Donna.

Loucks-Christenson was heavily involved in 4-H as a youth and teen. She was involved in everything from fair events, public speaking, plays, historian/photographer, and more. Loucks-Christenson added, "It's time to 'share back--give back' to what dreams and hopes I had while earning my first blue ribbons in photography and other classes/lots. In fact, for every ribbon earned, I hope to donate a smile back starting with this year’s Greener Pastures Ahead! Collector print."

This year's theme is Go 4 The Green, and it will be held in Rochester, Minnesota, October 13-14 at the Kahler Grand Hotel in Rochester, MN. Minnesota 4-H has a unique opportunity to host the 2006 North Central Region Volunteer Forum. For more than 100 years, 4-H has been recognized as a trusted framework for excellence in positive youth development. 4-H is the largest out of school youth program, in both rural and urban areas, through the North Central Region, involving 1.6 million youth.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Johnson at 612-869-3447 or go to their website at http://www.mn4H.org.

2006 North Central Region Volunteer Forum

In Partnership with the Center for 4-H Youth Development, University of Minnesota Extension Service

Mc Namara Alumni Center

200 Oak St. SE #27B

Minneapolis, MN 55455

(612) 624-7171

Loucks-Christenson is a nationally award-winning author and a professional photographer whose work appears in books, magazines, and papers worldwide. Some of her credits include: Self Magazine, Woman’s World, Esquire, Diversion, Harcourt, Rigby, Heinneman-Raintree, Pearson Education, Prentice-Hall, and Kirchoff-Wohlberg. Plus, there are hundreds of others.

You can visit her site at http://www.lisalouckschristenson.net.

Upcoming books:

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Year Two Dancer & Daedee: Epiphany Season

Walk The Burn

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