Sixteenth Recycled Ornament Contest Is Underway

By: Jeanie Petersen

Sixteenth Recycled Ornament Contest is underway (Photo by Jeanie Petersen)

OXFORD – November is officially “Oxford Recycles Month,” and the sixteenth annual Recycled Holiday Ornament Contest kicked off at the Oxford Academy Primary School.

Officials said notices went home in Friday Folders on November 8.

This event was designed to coincide with the state’s “NY Recycles” and the national “America Recycles Day” held every year on November 15.

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All of the Oxford Academy school district’s art teachers: Charity Gipp, Joni Eaton, and Emily Conner 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 the kids, 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, 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” (more of a guideline), be constructed of materials that would usually go into the garbage can, such as Styrofoam cups, straws, cardboard, k-cups, etc. The deadline for entries is Friday, November 22.

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