Over 3,300 Phone Books Collected for Recycling Contest
Keep Natchitoches Beautiful recently concluded its 2015 Fifth Grade Phone Book Recycling Contest. Fifth grade students in Natchitoches Parish learned the importance of recycling by participating in the Annual Phone Book Recycling Contest, sponsored by the City of Natchitoches, Keep Natchitoches Beautiful and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
As part of America Recycles Day activities, parish fifth graders were asked to collect as many phone books as possible from mid-October through November 15, 2015. Winners were announced for the city school and parish school that collected the most phone books. The winners were Natchitoches Magnet for City and Goldonna Elementary for Parish. The final tally for all phone books collected for recycling was 3,303.
The winning schools received a pizza party, recycled school supplies, and a check for $150 to continue recycling efforts and education in the school.
About Keep Natchitoches Beautiful
Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep Louisiana Beautiful, is a program under the City of Natchitoches’ Main Street Office. Keep Natchitoches Beautiful’s mission is to encourage and organize programs that improve the appearance of Natchitoches and its environment; to enlist public support and encourage involvement in the implementation of beautification programs that focus on changing personal attitudes and behavior concerning waste handling. For more information about the program, please call (318) 352-2746.