The Linton-Stockton High School Junior Civitan Club has paired up with a local business to learn more about recycling.
The Junior Civitan Club needs to collect up to 400 pounds of plastic lids in order to create a recycled bench for the "Caps for Benches" initiative through Green Tree Plastics in Evansville.
The initiative encourages recycling among students, and also will allow the students to place a landmark in the community.
In addition to the club being able to have a bench they helped create in the community, the plastic bench would not have problems many wooden benches do, with rotting, bugs and causing splinters.
Junior Civitan sponsor Becky Miller explained the project is one of many the club participates in to encourage community awareness.
"The Linton Junior Civitan is dedicated to making the community a better place. The club encourages our members, and others, to be involved in the community by participating in local causes and give back to those in need," Miller said.
The students are collecting plastic lids of almost any kind including snap-on cottage cheese, coffee can, and yogurt lids; twist-on medicine, drink, and milk bottles, including the ring; flip-top ketchup and condiment bottles; large twist lids, such as detergent; and spout lids, such as squirt mustard.
Heather Graves, of How Charming Photography, has challenged her clients to help the cause with an incentive.
"How Charming Photography has had a contest ongoing since Nov. 1. The client who donates the most pieces will receive a mini Loyalty Club membership plus a free photo package worth over $200," Graves said.
She will also be providing an opportunity for members of the community to quickly drop off their donations.
There will be a drop-off box sitting outside the Park Inn Community Room Building in the Linton Humphreys Park on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 from noon to 5 p.m.
Graves noted there will be balloons and signs outside the building near the drop-off location. All items must be clean before donation.
All donations will be taken to the Junior Civitan Club on Jan. 21.
To drop off items at another time, contact Miller at 847-6024 ext. 426 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Junior Civitan consists of 40 members in the high school, with Miller serving as the sponsor for the last six years.
They also participate in the Winter Special Olympics, Toys for Tots and Clothe-A-Child programs, and a Youth-for-Youth meeting.
The Junior Civitan accepts other donations year-round, including pop tabs for Riley Children's Hospital and old glasses, sunglasses and glass cases for Voluntary Optimetric Services to Humanity (VOSH).