MOUNT VERNON — During the month of February, Twin Oak Student Council held a contest to see which classroom could bring in the most pop tabs.
The project was spearheaded by second-grader Damion Boyd, who also spurred a pop tab drive last year. Damion told his schoolmates how his family was saving the tabs to help other patients and their families, and student council advisor Theresa Kouba and principal Sue Miller thought it would be a great on-going project for the entire Twin Oak population.
This year Damion will have about 90 pounds of pop tabs to take to the Ronald McDonald House this month. The pop tabs are recycled for the Ronald McDonald House at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. The money from the recycling goes to help families stay at the Ronald McDonald House, free of charge, while a brother or sister is treated at the hospital.
Mary Jane Ferguson’s second-grade class won this year’s contest with 18 pounds of tabs collected. They will be treated to an ice cream party for their efforts.