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Say cheese! North Carolina congregation wins national recycling contest


“Pretty big achievement for a little church in a little town, huh?” Tracie Perkins wrote in a recent bulletin of the Hickory Church of Christ in North Carolina.
The Mountain Express in Asheville, N.C., reports:

Hickory Church of Christ is the national winner of cash and prizes in a contest run by Kraft Cheese and recycling pioneer TerraCycle. The Kraft Barbecue Bash contest gave entrants a chance to win by recycling the most used cheese wrappers June 1-July 31. Hickory Church of Christ sent in 9,000 wrappers as part of The Cheese Packaging Brigade, TerraCycle’s nationwide collection program to keep cheese wrappers from going to landfills while earning money for charity at the same time.
As the top collector in the contest, the Hickory Church of Christ won a $2,500 donation it will use for its food pantry, $2,500 to hold a “barbecue bash,” a recycled picnic table made using cheese packaging, barbecue bash giveaways and prizes, and two grills, one for the church to keep and one to raffle at the picnic. The church is holding its celebration “bash” Friday, September 6 from 5-9 p.m. The community is invited to attend. 

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