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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Food drive held Oct. 5

Forsyth will have the convenience of two locations to drop off food to stock the shelves of local food pantries during the 2012 WSOY Community Food Drive to be held Oct. 5. Collection boxes will be located at Village Hall beginning Sept. 17 and at Forsyth Public Library beginning Oct. 1.

“It’s a good way to serve a good cause as a community,” said Village Administrator Mike Miller. This year marks the first time that the Village will be an active participant since the drive began 11 years ago. The overall goal of the daylong event is to collect 650,000 pounds of food.

Village employees who volunteer will join in delivering the food donations.

Electronics recycling offered

Recycle up to 10 household electronic items per household at the free Residential Electronics Recycling Collection Event held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Progress City USA in Deca- tur next to Richland Community College. Items accepted include computers and laptops, including accessories and peripherals; televi- sions; stereos; video and electronic game equipment; phones; recharge- able batteries; and cables. Business and commercial electronics will not be not accepted.

Advanced Technology Re- cycling, an R2 Responsible Re- cycling certified company, along with Macon County Environmental Management Department, Progress City USA/Richland Community College and Veolia Environmental Services are sponsors. Northeast Community Fund and Central Illi- nois Christians in Mission will also be on hand to collect non-perish- able food items and clean bedding such as pillows and blankets. For more information, call 425-4505.

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