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The Caps for Benches project continues …

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Submitted Photo Pictured is a truck loaded with 6,000 pounds of caps being traded for 30 benches, as it prepared recently to leave Roswell.

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The Caps for Benches project begun by All Saints Catholic School in the spring of 2019 has reached the next level. Students, parents, and other community volunteers have collected, sorted and weighed over 6,000 pounds of plastic caps and container lids in exchange for beautiful, colorful, quality park benches.

These 30 durable and environmentally friendly benches will be placed in various locations around Roswell including private schools, churches, parks and on Main Street downtown.

There will be a photo opportunity — and those receiving benches can pick them up — on Saturday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the Southwest Printers parking lot located at 110 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

Organizers wished to thank the people who worked to make this project a success: All Saints Catholic School, Immanuel Lutheran School, Christ’s Church youth group, Molly Boyles, MainStreet Roswell, City of Roswell RMAC and Keep Roswell Beautiful, Juliana Halvorson, Adis Robertson and friends, Chip Boardman (Hawk’s Automotive), Jim Gill (Roswell Seed), Jim and Peter Boyles (drivers), Walgreen’s North, Nature’s Dairy, Southwest Printers, Roswell Chamber of Commerce, CVS Pharmacy, and local residents working many, many hours sorting and weighing. Three tons of trash not taking up space in a landfill — yay! For information, contact Bianca Cheney, 575-622-1820.

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