Troy Recycling Center

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 9, 2000

‘pitches’ in for March of Dimes


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When it comes to kids, everybody wants to pitch in to help them.

The Troy Recycling Center is pitching in and Bill Rice Sr., center director, has signaled for Pike Countians to come in from the bullpen and help strike out birth defects.

The Troy Recycling Center is joining Kansas City Royals pitcher Brian Meadows in support of the Pike County March of Dimes campaign which will be highlighted by Brian Meadows Days Nov. 9 and 10.

Meadows has given his support and time to the March of Dimes campaign. Rice said the dates of the local campaign and National Recycling Day, Nov. 15, seem to tie in together.

"The Troy Recycling Center was looking for a way to encourage everyone to pitch in their recyclable trash items on Nov. 15," Rice said.

"We decided that we could do that by throwing our support to the

March of Dimes campaign," Rice said.

The Troy Recycling Center will donate $250 to the March of Dimes in the name of the person whose household puts out the largest number of blue bags Nov. 13-17.

"What I’ll do is go ahead of the recycling truck and count the bags," Rice said. "The household with the most blue bags on the curb will have the cash award presented to the March of Dimes in their name. And, they should take great pride in that."

Rice said the Troy Recycling Center’s March of Dimes blue bag campaign gives everyone in Troy an opportunity to be a good citizen by recycling and by supporting the March of Dimes.

The March of Dimes is dedicated to making sure every baby has a healthy start in life. The national organization is committed to raising money for the continuing research that gives every baby this chance.

Rice encourages everyone to support the March of Dimes through Brian Meadows Days and the recycling center’s National Recycling Day campaign.