Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
The Paper Valley Garden Club encouraged participation in the Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest; a national contest sponsored by WGCF in conjunction with the United States Forest Service and United States Department of Agriculture. Posters encouraged the “prevention of forest fires” with Smokey Bear or “lending a hand to care for the land” with Woodsy Owl. The club worked with the Appleton Boys and Girls Clubs of Fox Valley and St. Edward School. These two organizations submitted 51 posters. Those posters plus others from throughout the state
were submitted to Pat Ritchie, the state chairman. The best posters from Wisconsin will be submitted to the national contest.