Bottle drives becoming big business

By Gordon Lambie

Following the successful drive-through can and bottle collections held at Maxi stores across the province earlier this month, similar grocery-store organized fundraisers have begun to pop up all over the place. Beneficial for a brewing industry that had begun to run short on bottles, the drop-off rallies also come as good news to community organizations finding themselves starved of opportunities to raise funds to carry one whatever activities they can or plan for the future.
This coming Sunday, May 24, the Robert Lafond Provigo in Lennoxville will be accepting returns of cans and bottles in their parking lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the benefit of the Lennoxville Scouts. A team of about 15 will be on hand to collect the donations while employing social distancing and sanitary measures.
Those wishing to come make a donation are asked to be patient with traffic direction, as this will mark the first Sunday that grocery stores reopen for business, so the parking lot may become busy.

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