Rappahannock News

Lions’ Club’s recycling program exceeded expectatio­ns

- GARRICK GIEBEL President, Rappahanno­ck Lions Club Flint Hill

Withtwo weeks to go on the Lions’ Club six-month contract with Trex, I am pleased to report it has been more successful than we ever imagined. With the help of the county’s recycling centers — Willie Shanks at Flatwood Refuse and Recycling and the team at Amissville, county residents, Early’s carpet, the COOP and our Leo clubs at both Rappahanno­ck County High School and Wake eld Country Day School, we collected 500 pounds in 2 months — besting our six-month goal — and have earned a recycled plastic bench that will be placed across from the county court house in the Town of Washington.

Realizing we could not earn a second bench, we partnered with the Rappahanno­ck Garden Club and Rappahanno­ck League for Environmen­tal Protection to take credit for the plastic that the Lions continued to collect. Both have now earned a bench.

The success of the Lions’ Club volunteer recycling project has been overwhelmi­ng. Although our contract with Trex ends soon, we hope it is possible to work with the county and other interested parties to keep it going.

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