Saturday, April 02
The month of April has been designated Earth Month, and the Emory & Henry community will have a chance to do their share by participating in the monthly "First-Saturday Recyclables Pick-Up" at the Emory Train Depot on Saturday, April 2, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
For 23 years the Recycling Project, along with special contributions from the community, has contributed over $70,000 to the Medical Assistance Fund which aids low-income families and other special needs -- currently managed by the Meadowview Health Clinic. The recycling project, begun and sustained by Emory United Methodist Church, is now greatly expanded by a major commitment from Emory & Henry College, where many workers gather the materials from recycling containers on campus to bring to the monthly event. Members of the community, the college, and the church contribute their time to truck aluminum cans to Bristol to build this fund which helps our neighbors.
The April event will also feature a special presentation beginning at 11:15 a.m. At that time, a gift will be given to honor the college workers who help with this project. There will also be a gift for each person who brings recyclables. We especially welcome aluminum cans; but newspapers, steel food cans, and plastic bottles (# 1 and 2) will also be accepted.