CY residents collect pop tabs to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

By Kristan Huntley
The competition for the block with the most pop tabs is on again this year, and the competition is shaping up to be fierce! For those who are new, this Cooper-Young block competition is in support of Ronald McDonald House’s Pop-Tab-Palooza campaign. Each year, residents all throughout the neighborhood collect pop tabs and then bring them to the Cooper-Young Community Association booth the day of Festival to be counted in the total for their block. Once the Festival is over and all the pop tabs are counted, the many (many!) bags of pop tabs are dropped off at the Ronald McDonald House and the funds from recycling the tabs go to the charity.
So, how can you join the competition? Well, first start saving those pop tabs! Collect them from your family, co-workers, or even pick them up off the sidewalk if you like. On the day of the Cooper-Young Festival, place them all in a resealable bag and bring them to the CYCA booth (located near Sweet Grass). From there, volunteers will count the tabs and the official results will be announced in the October LampLighter. The winning block will be awarded $100 (generously provided by a wonderful CY resident) for use during the National Night Out party in October. Last year’s winning block was from Evelyn. Can another block step up and take the title of pop tab champion this year?

Author: LampLighter

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