By JENNIFER SORENSEN
The East Elementary School Aluminum Can Drive has benefited the school for many years. Benefits range from raising money for field trips to activities for the last day of school, but there’s a catch.
East Elementary School Principal Sandy Pohl said the trailer parked across the street from the school is open to the community to put their used pop cans in, but nothing more than aluminum drink cans. Various other items have to be sorted out of the trailer that cannot be sold such as aluminum foil, food cans, pie tins, irrigation pipes and plastic. She said there are good-intentions when people recycle those things but that’s not what the trailer is intended for.
What it is intended for is extra money to pay for various activities or items that do not come out of the normal budget, she said. The funds come from cans that normally would be trash to people but end up being a treasure for the school. Pohl said two or three times a year the trailer is taken to Andersen Wrecking Co. in Kearney. It raises a few hundred dollars each time it is taken. The money in the past has gone to outings for the pupils.
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