The Parent Advisory Council’s bottle drive was a huge success. Pictured are a few of the dozens of volunteers who flocked to Golden Transfer to sort the massive haul.

Bottle drive exceeds expectations of PACs

Although the dollar amount raised is not yet tallied, upwards of 60 volunteers can be assured that their efforts were worth while.

A bottle drive aimed to raise money for the three elementary school PACs in Golden went above and beyond everyone’s expectations this past Saturday.

Although the dollar amount raised was not yet tallied (as of publication time), upwards of 60 volunteers can be assured that their efforts were worth while.

“We actually collected so much that the bottle depot couldn’t take it all,” said Lady Grey Elementary PAC President Lori Baxendale. “It was amazing, we had so many volunteers working tirelessly, some went for seven hours without a break.”

Volunteers included PAC members, and parents, most of whom brought their children with them for the volunteer day.

“It was so great how many students came out. Nearly half of our volunteers were kids, and they got right in there…going with the drivers door to door, sorting, whatever needed to be done,” said Baxendale.

“It was refreshing to see these parents lead by example. And now all these students are involved in raising money that in the end, will go right back to them through these PAC programs.”


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