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Girl Scouts collect pop tabs for charity

Published 11:05am Friday, November 15, 2013

For the past two years Girl Scouts from the Tri-State have collected pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House’s Pop Tab Collection Program. At the Ironton First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday the scouts will see how well their perseverance paid off.

It’s called the Tab-A-Thon and event organizer Nikki Holt, who is also leader of Girl Scout Troop 990 in Ironton, said she got the idea from one of her acquaintances.

“It really hit home for me because I have a friend who stayed at a Ronald McDonald House with her daughter,” she said. “She told me how wonderful it was and what a blessing it is to have such a thing available.”

The Ronald McDonald House sells the donated tabs to a recycling center and uses that money to benefit the families staying there.

Girl Scouts from as far away as Grayson, Ky., are participating in the Tab-A-Thon and Holt said the goal was to collect 100 pounds of tabs.

“A one-gallon freezer bag full of tabs weighs three pounds,” she said. “Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland, Ky., has already given us a 13-gallon trash bag full of tabs, so we are off to a good start.”

The Tab-A-Thon will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2318 S. Fourth St. and will also feature a magician and guest speaker. Anyone can donate pop tabs and travel-size toiletry items during the event.

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