a civic club in Newkirk abandoned the town’s annual clean-up drive
eight years ago, an organization of seventh and eighth graders stepped
in to take it over and they became the pioneering model for similar
groups around the nation. Newkirk Junior Main Street keeps producing
amazing results, year after year.
spring, the group involved more than 12 percent of Newkirk’s population
in clean-up and recycling efforts. That helped them earn their fourth
“Hubcap” award from ODOT and a cash grant of 25-hundred dollars from
Keep America Beautiful and Sam’s Club. And, no, it’s not true that
they’ll use the cash to buy wheels and a car to go with those four
a result of successfully incorporating plastics recycling into the
activities this year, Junior Main Street has been working with the Kaw
Nation to generate ongoing recycling opportunities in Newkirk.
kids are highly focused and industrious,” one of our judges commented.
“I hope they continue to spread their attributes across the nation!”
Junior Main Street, your members consistently have demonstrated
excellence in your community and now are inspiring your state and your
nation. Accept our pride in your accomplishments because tonight we
Posted on 05/01/2006
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under