OXFORD – With the month of November being officially recognized as “Oxford Recycles Month,” the Village's Twelfth Annual Recycled Holiday Ornament Contest has made great progress since kicked off at the Oxford Academy Primary School earlier in November.
The event was created to coincide with NY State’s 'NY Recycles' and the national 'America Recycles Day' held every year on November 15.
All three Oxford Academy art teachers—Katie Thomas, Charity Gipp, and Joni Eaton—will be spreading the message of recycling with their students during “Oxford Recycles Month.”
While it may appear to be just a fun contest for students, the positive ecological message it’s sending is clear to all. This contest has received support and recognition from local businesses, the Village of Oxford, the Chenango County DPW, and the NYS DEC in Albany.
Sponsored by the Oxford Holiday Committee, the contest specifies that the ornaments, no larger than 8” (requested but not always strictly adhered to), be constructed of materials that would usually go in the garbage can, such as Styrofoam cups, straws, cardboard, old unwanted CDs, etc. The deadline for entries is Monday, November 23.