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April 2011

Charities event raises $425,000

More than 700 people attended the annual Irish Fest for Catholic Charities, raising $425,000 to benefit the Omaha organization.

The evening's special guest was Archbishop George J. Lucas.

This year's theme, "Living the Legacy," celebrated both the 85th anniversary of Catholic Charities serving the Omaha area and the 20th anniversary of the Irish Fest.

Bellevue school earns habitat award

For its work creating an "Environmental Lab" that includes gardens and an arboretum, St. Mary School in Bellevue received the Wildlife Habitat Award from the National Wildlife Federation.

The award was presented at a March 24 ceremony sponsored by Green Bellevue. The St. Mary project features nine types of trees and more than 30 types of plants.

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