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School contest results to show at tribal Earth Day event

 


by Roger S. Lucas

Students at a number of area schools will see this Friday, Earth Day, how well they did in a recycling contest as results of a Colville Tribes challenge are unveiled during Earth Day celebrations at the powwow grounds Friday, April 22.

Tribal Recycling threw out the challenge to schools in Keller, Inchelium, Nespelem, Paschal Sherman and Lake Roosevelt.

The challenge was to see which of the schools could collect the highest weight of Number-1 and Number-2 plastic bottles.

Tribal Recycling provided bins for the various elementary schools to use to collect the plastic bottles.

The school that has collected the most (by weight) plastic bottles will receive a gift certificate for $200.

The Tribal Earth Day event kicks off at 10 a.m. with the presentation of colors. Performances by local schools and drummers follows at 10:45. At 11 a.m. the school winners will be announced.

There will be BBQ hot dogs, beverages and desserts for a special lunch at noon.

Joaquin Bustamante, recycling manager, said that there will be over 55 booths helping to keep the recycling idea alive throughout the program.

You can do the following things to make Earth Day successful: reduce, reuse and recycle; get out and clean up; conserve energy; reduce air pollution, and educate yourself and share what you learn with others.

Door prize winners will be announced at 1 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.

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