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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County employees are making way in their goal to collect one million â€” pop tabs, that is.
This will be the second year the county had gathered a million tabs.
In 2000, employees collected a million aluminum tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.
Recently, the Whitley County Engineerâ€™s office, who spearheads the collection with the support of the County Commissioners, received a generous donation of 149 pounds of tabs from the Living Waters Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake.
Darlene Hagen, a church member, said that members and guests have been collecting aluminum tabs for several years.
The people at the church wanted to donate the tabs, but couldnâ€™t move them. County engineer office employees used their vehicle and personal time to pick up the tabs.
â€śRonald McDonald house of Indiana says it takes about 1,000 pounds to make a million tabs. With the Living Waters donation, we are at about 64 percent, but we need your help to meet our goalâ€ť says Dan Weigold, county GIS director.
When property owners think about paying their taxes, the county is encouraging them to consider dropping off aluminum tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.
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