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By Dan Rudy 

Local Lions Club looking for members

 

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Dennis Strom and Keene Kohrt stand next to one of the Wrangell Lions Club aluminum drop locations. The club uses the recyclables to raise funds for its various charitable projects.

If you've ever recycled a can in Wrangell, you probably have the Lions Club to thank. Since July 2014, the club has collected four full van-loads of the stuff.

Since 1968, the local chapter has been doing good in the community, supporting projects ranging from childhood eyecare to the annual Gold Medal basketball tournament held each March. A steady source of its fundraising comes from collecting discarded aluminum, which gets redeemed for cash when turned in for recycling.

"It doesn't have to be just cans," explained club president Janet Strom. The Lions also collect scrap sheets and unuse...



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