New Albany Garden Club recycled sculpture contest

New Albany MS recycle sculptures
New Albany Middle School students Eva Aldridge and Mac Blackburn with their winning recycle sculptures.
June 5th, 2019     Organizations, Misc.

New Albany, Miss., June, 2019: Garden Club Sculpture Contest:

The New Albany Garden Club sponsored a recycled sculpture contest last spring. The club is pleased to announce that  two local entries placed in the state-wide level Garden Clubs of Mississippi contest.

Eva Aldridge, 7th grade student at New Albany Middle School, placed 1st with Mr. Peanut.

New Albany MS Mr. Peanut

Mr. Peanut, by Eva Aldridge

Mac Blackburn, 6th grade student, placed 2nd with Sir Loin Steak.

New Albany, MS Sir Loin Steak

Sir Loin Steak, by Mac Blackburn

The project was a culminating activity in Tracy Vainisi’s classes at New Albany Middle School. Vainisi said, “My students had just completed a unit about reducing, reusing, and recycling. We go through about 400 plastic milk bottles a day at the middle school. My students had collected and washed out milk bottles one day and some of them thought it would be a good way to bring awareness to the idea of reusing things instead of putting them in the trash.”

The idea fit in perfectly with the New Albany Garden Club sponsored contest. New Albany Middle School will be working on rebooting their recycling agenda with an anti-littering and recycling campaign for the 2019 school year.

If you are interested in helping with the recycling reboot, contact Tracy Vainisi at or leave her a message at New Albany Middle School (662) 534-1820

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