February 6-- Sally Meadows Elementary School in Vidalia is underway with its second annual recycling contest.
Last year students recycled 100,421 cans and collected $1,800 for the school. Classes in the school compete to see which one can collect the most cans during the month-long contest which is sponsored by the City of Vidalia, Republic Services, Chick-fil-A and Vidalia realtor Sara Brown.
The contest started last year as the brainchild of three members of the 2017 Toombs-Montgomery Leadership Class to teach students the importance of recycling and to have fun doing it.
Winners will be announced at a Recycling Rally at the school Tuesday, March 6.
At the kickoff rally are (L-R)Greg Johnson, Councilman; Sara Brown, Realtor; Tammy McFadden, SDM Principal; Amie Vassie, Recycle Robot, & John Nail, Republic Services; Salain Meadows, SDM Teacher/2017 Contest Winner; Cow, Mindy Morrison, & Britt McDade, Chick-fil-A; Nick Overstreet, City of Vidalia; Jake Cleghorn, Ameris Bank