DARKE COUNTY – The Darke County Solid Waste District and 1 Shot Services recently sponsored a t-shirt design contest for Trash Bash 2015. Students in grades 7-12 were eligible to enter the contest. The Darke County Solid Waste Policy Committee selected Chad Harter’s entry as the winner. Chad’s design will be put onto t-shirts that will be distributed to all participants of Trash Bash 2016. Chad, of Greenville, also received $150 donated by 1 Shot Services, Bradford, Ohio. Chad is the grandson Jerry Byerly and the nephew of Joyce Byerly.
“We commend every student who took the time to submit a design into our fifth annual t-shirt design contest for Trash Bash,” said Krista Fourman, Director of the Darke County Solid Waste District. “Everyone who entered had such talent and great ideas. It was hard for the Policy Committee to pick the top three winners.”
Also receiving prizes for their artwork for the Trash Bash 2016 t-shirt contest were Charity Barnes of Ansonia and MacKenzie Bohman of Yorkshire. Cassie received $100 and MacKenzie received $50 sponsored by 1 Shot Services. Charity is the daughter of James & Angie Barnes. MacKenzie is the daughter of John & Janice Bohman.
“Trash Bash is becoming a huge volunteer event in Darke County. Hundreds of miles of roadway is being cleaned-up in two days.” stated County Commissioner Michael Stegall.
Each group will be given black bags for trash and clear bags for recyclables. For separating the recyclables from the trash, each group will be awarded $50 for participating. Awards will be given to Darke County non-profit organizations only. County highway employees will follow assigned routes and will pick-up bags left on the targeted collection roads on April 23 and 24.