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Tabs total 149 lbs. for Whitley County drive

October 16, 2013

Phil Hively volunteers to transfer pop tabs collected at Living Waters Lutheran Church, Wolf Lake. Photo contributed

WOLF LAKE — A church worked to generate a rather hefty donation for children.

The Whitley County Engineer’s office, who spearheads an annual collection of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, received a 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 couldn’t move them. County engineer office employees used their vehicle and personal time to pick up the tabs.

Recently, “Ronald 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 goal” says Dan Weigold, county GIS director.

In 2000, county employees collected a million aluminum tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis. The goal is to reach the million mark once again.

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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