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Making recycling fun

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Williford Elementary School sixth graders take a break from pulling tabs for recycling May 28 at the Highland Elk's Lodge. Photo/Tammy Curtis
Spending the last day of school at a recycling center instead of participating in a field day is not most children's idea of fun, but members of Candy Bryant's sixth grade class at Williford Elementary did just that May 28.

After their recycling effort at Cherokee Village a few weeks ago, Steve Penney invited the group back to the recycling center to pull tabs off aluminum cans.

The tabs, which are pure high grade aluminum are pulled and saved for the Highland Elk's Lodge for Arkansas Children's Hospital's Ronald McDonald House charity.

The group filled pulled tabs from several huge bags and then went to lunch at Pizza Hut. The students also have been collecting a huge amount of paper from the teachers at school and brought it to the recycling center too.

"These kids are passionate about recycling," Bryant said. By watching them work, they didn't seem to mind getting their hands dirty in the effort to help the Earth.

After lunch the student's went to the Highland Elk's Lodge to go through their cans and pull tabs.

Sixth grade class members Kaleigh Lynxwiler, Amber Lynn Collins, Colton Holloway, Madison Taylor-Smith, Kevin Greene, Sarah Butler, Dakota Cossey, Katalina Holbrook, Lane Eash and Blake Parker, along with Ms. Evelyn, their bus driver, spent the better part of the day collecting three full coffee cans of tabs.

Bryant said that it doesn't matter if it is a beer or soda can, the tabs are still the same, She said that she would love to see other schools follow Williford's lead and begin collecting tabs for this worthwhile cause.

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