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Recycling container leaving March 1

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Abibowater Recycling has notified the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County that they will be removing the paper recycling container located in the Bandera Middle School parking lot as of March 1.
"We have all heard 'The cost of doing business is going up' and we at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County are experiencing that first hand," said Ruth Rausch, administrative assistant for the local club. Abibowater Recycling cited the rising costs of fuel and other factors in making the decision.
"For the past several years, the paper recycling program has benefited the Boys & Girls Club as well as the community," said Rausch. "The revenue enabled the club to present the Stephanie Lacy Scholarship to a local graduating senior who could demonstrate their service to the community. In addition, teen members, as a community service project, would gather recycled paper from Alkek Elementary and Bandera High School on a weekly basis and transport it to the bin."
Rausch continued, "The benefits of the recycling program such as ecological awareness, community service goals, and the furthering of education goals will all be missed by the community but they will continue to be fostered by other Boys & Girls Club programs.
"While it is true that the cost of business is going up, The Boys & Girls Club will continue in its mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens, at the cost of $10 a calendar year per child," said Rausch.
To learn more about the local clubs, located in Bandera and Lakehills, or any B> Club programs, please call 830-796-8109.