Dyllis Springs kids help kids in afterschool recycling program

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Dyllis Springs Elementary and Oliver Springs Middle School students collected 110 pounds of aluminum tabs during the 2012-13 school year as part of an afterschool recycling program that went to help Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House.

The collection was part of a challenge between the two schools.

Stephanie Ford’s kindergarten class at Dyllis Springs was the top collectors with 20 pounds of tabs.

The Ronald McDonald House in Knoxville provides a place to stay for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.

Ronald McDonald visited with Ford’s students and others at Dyllis Springs as part of the Go Active program.

He encouraged students to find what they liked to do and get active, challenging them to make it fun and make it a habit with energy in and energy out.  His message was to always Be Active.  

He was also very grateful that our students wanted to help others by collecting tabs for a good cause.