You wouldn't think posting coloring sheets would be hard work, but when you're posting over 2000, that's a different story. At least that's what Amy Reimers, Val Oswald and other volunteers learned when they helped Habitat for Humanity this week.
The coloring sheets are part of the Can Jam art contest held each April in recognition of Earth Day and a recycling program called Cans for Habitat. The program enlists community support in recycling cans as a fund raiser to help build Habitat for Humanity Homes.
The Can Jam, which is held around Earth Day, provides recycling education, activities and the coloring contest to area students. This year, the Grand Island Public Library will partner with Habitat on April 17. Recycling information, activities, displays and games will be available.
The culmination of the month long Can Jam, will be aluminum can collections at the participating schools. Their collections, along with donations from the community, are expected to fill a semi trailer which will be at the Conestoga Mall, April 21-27.
Coloring sheets may be viewed throughout April at the mall.
Sponsors for the Can Jam include Central Platte Natural Resource District, Bosselman's Pump and Pantry, the Sierra Club and Skagway.
For more information, call 308-385-5510.