From the EHS Website (9/3/2014):
“More than 600 lbs of plastic bottle caps have been transformed into a new park bench for the Robert C. Stille Edwardsville Township Community Park, otherwise known as Airplane Park.
Last February, the Edwardsville High School Interact Club partnered with the SIUE Rotaract Club to sponsor the A Bench for Caps (ABC) project with the goal of collecting 400 lbs of recyclable plastic caps and lids. Together, both groups reached out to fellow students, faculty, and community businesses and members to assist in collecting the plastic caps and lids. The clubs exceeded their goal and more than 600 lbs of recyclable plastic caps and lids were driven to Green Tree Plastics in Evansville, Indiana, which turned the plastic into an 8 foot park bench.
“Edwardsville Township Community Park is again the recipient of our community’s generosity,” said Frank Miles, Edwardsville Township Supervisor. “The bench is a welcomed addition to the park.”
The Edwardsville High School Interact Club is a Rotary sponsored organization for high school students that strives to better the lives of others in our community, country, and world. The EHS Interact Club displays the “Service Above Self” motto by immersing themselves into the community in a variety of ways. The EHS Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edwardsville.
The SIUE Rotaract Club is a Rotary sponsored organization as well for young men and women between the ages of 18-30, which bridges the gap between Interact and Rotary. The SIUE Rotaract Club achieves “Service Above Self” by developing leadership skills and completing community service as well. The SIUE Rotaract Club is sponsored by the Goshen Rotary Club.”