All those aluminum cans and bottles dumped in the recycle containers at the Cuming County Fair had to be sorted by someone.
And those “someones” handled the task in less than two hours last Wednesday night, but were rewarded for their efforts.
For the second year, the Cuming County Fair Board kept with its goal to make the Cuming County Fair “green.”
Recycling receptacles were placed throughout the fairgrounds to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
According to Eddie Linnenbrink, Cuming County Fair Board member, the board feels it is a worthy project and plans to continue to grow the project.
Last Wednesday, several 4-H families spent their evening at the fairgrounds working with members of the Fair Board to sort through all of the recycled cans and bottles from the fair.
These youth and their parents dumped out any leftover contents from the cans and bottles and then separated the metal cans from the plastic bottles.
The group started work at 7 p.m. and finished around 8:30. When they were done, they had sorted more than a wagon full of cans and a wagon full of plastic bottles.
As a thank you for helping, pop and pizza was provided by the Fair Board.
Among those helping were Kendra Paasch, Zach Paasch, Claire Paasch, Karin Paasch, Angela Rolf, Matthew Rolf, Brian Rolf, Jeanette Rolf, Dylan Ludwig, Evie Schlickbernd, Adrianna Meiergerd, Kali Meiergerd, Evan Meiergerd, Michelle Meiergerd, Karina Hasenkamp and Landon Hasenkamp.