by Janet Dickelman
I hope you are as excited as I am about visiting Omaha in July 2022. Join the American Council of the Blind for our 61st annual conference and convention, July 1st through 8th in the Cornhusker State.
Here are some fun facts about Nebraska. The state tree is the cottonwood, and the state flower is goldenrod. The state bird is the western meadowlark, whose song is compared to the notes of a flute. I had no idea that states had insects or rocks, but Nebraska’s insect is the honeybee, and their rock the prairie agate.
For all you jewelry lovers, the state gem is blue chalcedony. After doing some research I learned this stone “has an inviting, soft blue translucence, and an almost imperceptible movement within the stone that invokes a stillness of silent reverence.”
Staying in Touch
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For any convention-related questions, please contact Janet Dickelman, convention chair, at (651) 428-5059 or via e-mail, [email protected].