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Liberty Lake Elementary earns recycling award

Liberty Lake Elementary School in the Central Valley School District has won $519 from Gemtext Spokane, a textile recycling company.

About halfway through last school year, members of the community could drop off used clothing, shoes and household items at a donation box in the school parking lot. Liberty Lake was one of 10 schools in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area to participate in the program to raise funds for their school.

“We are proud of the support that our students and their families have given to this program and are so pleased to be the recipient of this award,” said Principal Joanne Comer. “We are a ‘Go Green’ school and are excited to incorporate this innovative program into our school’s initiative to reduce waste.”

Liberty Lake collected more than 5 tons of recyclables for the contest. The funds from the award will be used to update the school’s technology.


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