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Keep Troup Beautiful is hosting a Recycled Art Contest and Exhibit from Nov. 6-15 at the LaGrange Library.

A reception was held at the library Thursday night to honor and recognize the exhibits on display and present awards to the artists for the most creative works.

Doris Jefferson, the executive director of Keep Troup Beautiful, put together this event for the fourth consecutive year.

“The exhibit includes all of the school ages, from pre-kindergarten through high school,” Jefferson said.

Students from across Troup County were encouraged to participate in the event with their own projects. The catch, of course, is that every material that they use to construct their masterpiece must be made of recycled material.

“They’re very creative,” Jefferson said.

Jefferson also gave kudos to the LaGrange Library for allowing them to host the exhibit.

“This is the second year we have been here, but they have been perfect hosts to us.They make us feel so welcome,” Jefferson said.

Jefferson hopes that this exhibit sends a clear message to encourage more recycling around the community.

“We’re not just trying to encourage the kids, we’re trying to encourage their parents as well,” Jefferson said.

“Recycling has got to be a way of life.The early grade kids in a few years are going to appreciate it because they know what it’s all about.”

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