In February, the Port Sanilac Lions Club took part in the Trex Community Challenge Recycling Program. The community challenge recycling program gives an organization six months to collect five hundred pounds of plastic film in return for a Trex bench for their community. The Lions Club accepted the challenge on April 1st, and the Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum was chosen to be the recipient of the first bench.
The response was truly overwhelming; by May 1st, the five hundred pounds had been collected. The bench was presented to board members of the Sanilac County Historical Society on July 6, during the “Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration” held at the Museum. The Sanilac County Historical Society wants to thank those who helped collect plastic. They are also grateful for the Lions Club and its partnership in acquiring the Trex bench, and the club’s dedicated president, Cathy Stewart. Both the Museum and the Lions Club will continue collecting plastic film and encourage the community to help them keep this program going in the Port Sanilac area.