AB Greenwell Elementary School bottle drive volunteers Alan Berry and Susan Myers

Bottle drive raises money for kids’ field trips

A small volunteer group’s efforts and Cowichan Lake area recyclers raised about $1,060 during a Saturday, September 10, bottle drive for AB Greenwell Elementary School.

A small volunteer group’s efforts and Cowichan Lake area recyclers raised about $1,060 during a Saturday, September 10, bottle drive for AB Greenwell Elementary School.

The funds will go toward two field trips, including a Grade 5 end of year trip, as well as an October 12 school trip to the Yellow Point corn maze near Ladysmith.

“That’s pretty good for a day’s work,” school Parent Advisory Commission chair Susan Myers said.

Although good, it was about half of what was made during a similar bottle drive last year. It was hoped that last weekend’s bottle drive would also help pay for agendas and provide additional funds for the school’s three classrooms.

“It was double the volunteers last year, and double the results,” Myers said, adding that it’s been difficult to get volunteers out.

The school’s Grade 5 students will be seen selling chocolate bars door-to-door in the near future, and another bottle drive is being planned for January.