These trash cans were distributed to intermediate, middle and high schools in the Jackson-Madison County school system. The art classes took a plain, ordinary waste receptacle and turned it into a work of art. These students wanted to raise awareness about litter in Madison County, and this was a great display in which to do that.
The public voted for their favorite design in three categories: Intermediate School, Middle School, and High School.
For the hard work, all students received prizes donated by local businesses. The winners received gift baskets valued at $300 each, and was recognized at the County Commission meeting Oct. 22, 2008.
Our thanks to all the sponsors, students and faculty, and the public for making this inaugural contest a success!