NEMO Fairgrounds new benches out of recycled material

Volunteers are preparing for the upcoming NEMO Fair.

As you head out to enjoy the food and entertainment, make sure to take notice of the fairgrounds newest additions.

In an effort to promote the importance of recycling, new benches and picnic tables, made out of 100% recycled materials, will be scattered throughout the fairgrounds.

They will also help provide comfort to those attending the fair.

â??Weâ??re hoping as people enjoy the picnic tables and the park benches that they think a little more about recycling. There is a trailer at the Walmart parking lot that the Sheltered Workshop provides and you can throw your recyclables there for plastic water bottles and milk jugs,â?? said Mike Waddle, Project Volunteer.

The 4-H groups and FFA clubs are assisting in the project that is being funded with grant money from the Department of Natural Resources.

The recycled picnic tables and park benches are also available to purchase. For more information on that contact the Fairgrounds office at 660-665-8800.