The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

January 6, 2013

Westville girls recycle crayons to earn award

WESTVILLE — What happens to crayons that are no longer useful?

Six members of the Westville Girl Scout Troop 2611 collected those broken or unwanted crayons and sent them to a recycling center recently. For their efforts, the girls earned their Bronze Award, the highest award they can earn as a Junior Girl Scout.

Those involved were: Kyan Corley, sixth-grader at Schlarman Academy; Erin Toole, Santasia Elliott and Charity Cline, all sixth-graders at Judith Giacoma Elementary; and Autumn Marsh and Josalynn Castillo, both fifth-graders at Judith Giacoma.

Leader Jennifer Toole said the girls started in January and brainstormed ideas for a community service project. They then spent many hours (they each had to perform 20 hours) wrapping collection boxes and distributing them to school classrooms, churches and the Westville Library.

They also had to give a presentation to their principals in order to get approval to put the boxes in each classroom. The girls had to learn to work as a team to make the project successful.

At the end of the school year, they collected all of the boxes and sent them to the Crayon Recycling Program, where they were melted down to make new crayons. The girls collected about 77 pounds of crayons, Toole said.

Toole said the girls described the project as “fun,” “cool” and “awesome.”

What did they learn?

Toole said, “They learned about all of the wasted crayons every year and how most people just threw them away.”

She added, “They also learned a little about public speaking because they had to come up with a presentation and give it to their principal.”

Toole said the girls are now thinking of ideas for their Silver Award as Cadettes.

Assistant leaders for the Westville troop are Charla Spencer-Elliott and Brandi Gustin.

Over the last calendar year, Girl Scouts in Danville and other areas around Champaign have initiated a number of efforts to give back to their communities. The Girl Scouts of Central Illinois recognizes outstanding projects with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for those projects.

Text Only
Local News
  • Turtle Reunion T-shirts still for sale DANVILLE — The results from the 50th and Final Turtle Club Reunion, “The Last Lap,” despite the weather, are totaled.The results show a preliminary profit to be given away of $6,598.There still are 50th Anniversary T-shirts for sale to raise that amo

    August 20, 2014

  • New businesses coming to Danville DANVILLE — Two new businesses are joining the city’s North Vermilion Street and Gilbert Street lineups.Mattress Firm will be joining the strip mall in front of Kohl’s and next to Cellular One on North Vermilion Street.While TitleMax will be going int

    August 20, 2014

  • NWS-CN 08-20 Stones photo Veterans' graves may get new stones DANVILLE — A local group wants to make sure veterans do not become "unknown soldiers," due to worn stones at Spring Hill Cemetery.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Council OKs property, machine purchases DANVILLE — Mayor Scott Eisenhauer declared a vacancy in an aldermanic seat on the city council in Ward 7 at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.Ward 7 Alderman Bill Black resigned from the city council after being appointed to serve as a trustee on

    August 20, 2014

  • Community briefs DANVILLERoads closed for workDanville officials announce micro-surfacing of Denmark Road and East Voorhees / Lynch is scheduled to begin this week. Depending upon weather, the schedule for the work is: • Today – northbound Denmark Road from Winter to

    August 20, 2014

  • CRIS diabetes program set

    August 19, 2014

  • Photographer’s work on view

    August 19, 2014

  • Covington approves bleacher project at the city park

    Kelli Pinkerton told city council members Monday the city park’s four youth sports clubs are willing to donate $250 each for new concrete pads and bleachers at the city park.

    August 19, 2014

  • Georgetown council considers park improvements

    Aldermen heard a request Monday from resident Linda Clarey about the possibility of constructing an announcement stand on the concession stand at the park for the Georgetown Youth Football League.

    August 19, 2014

  • Fire Calls |Firefighters responded to the following calls: Saturday, 11:05-11:43 a.m. — A natural gas leak at 7 Nicklas St. Saturday, 2:38-3:09 p.m. — A false alarm at Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St. Sunday, 1:36-1:49 a.m. — A medical call in the 1200

    August 19, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing FBI Director Addresses Ferguson Shooting in Utah Raw: Police at Scene of St. Louis Shooting Police: 2 Calif. Boys Planned School Shooting NOLA Police Chief Retires Amid Violent Crimes Lunch Bus Delivers Meals to Kids Out of School Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners Rockets Fired From Gaza, in Breach of Ceasefire Raw: Japanese Military Live Fire Exercise Police, Protesters Clash in Ferguson Independent Autopsy Reveals Michael Brown Wounds Nashville Embraces Motley Crue Obama: 'Time to Listen, Not Just Shout' Lawyer: Gov. Perry Indictment a 'Nasty Attack' Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine Iowa Man Builds Statue of a Golfer Out of Balls Assange Gets Cryptic About Leaving Embassy in UK Raw: Building Collapse in South Africa, 9 Dead Raw: Pope Francis Meets 'Comfort Women'
NDN Video
Crews rescue elderly woman trapped inside flooded minivan Taylor Swift Reveals New Album 1989 is Full-On Pop Serious Flash Flooding in Arizona Man Poses for New Mugshot Photo Wearing Shirt with Old Mugshot Photo On It Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listeners' Caught On Camera: Johnny Manziel Obscene Gesture Rita Ora Embraces the Ice Bucket Challenge Bird surprises soccer player Ashley Young during game Chapter Two: Never too late to become an artist Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral, Raises Over $15M For ALS Damaging Winds Stop the Show! In the Cockpit of the Air Force's Elite Squadron Pathologist: Autopsy Shows Teen Repeatedly Shot Christina Aguilera Has a Baby Girl Marvel Fans: Watch Dancing Baby Groot Over and Over! Raw: Protesters, Police Clash in Ferguson Gov. Rick Perry responds to indictment Breaking: Officials release name of police officer in Ferguson shooting Man Shot As Protesters Defy Curfew in Ferguson Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Back Together for Two ‘Secret’ Dates
Must Read