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Noon Optimists kick off ‘Magic Paper Box’ project

Metro Wire Staff

The Stevens Point Noon Optimist Club has begun a new fundraiser for its local youth programs—and all they need is your discarded paper.

The Magic Paper Box project will raise money through a paper recycling program at Mosinee-based IROW, which provides shredding, industrial recycling, and hard drive destruction services.

Area residents are asked to discard their old newspapers, catalogs/magazines, paperback books, junk mail, and envelopes to one of four bins in Stevens Point and Plover. Paperwork containing confidential or personal information should not be included.

According to Karen Myers from the Noon Optimist Club, the company will provide a percentage of the profits IROW makes from the recycling process.

The money raised from the collection bins will support scholarships, youth activities like Cardboard City at Art in the Park, Youth of the Month recognition throughout the school year, and other programs the club sponsors, Myers said.

The bins are located at Trig’s, 1600 Academy Ave.; Frank’s Do It Best Hardware, 5444 U.S. Hwy. 10; Furniture and Appliance Mart, 1015 Commons Cir.; and at the Boys & Girls Club – Plover Center, 2401 Cedar Dr.

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