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Trash to Treasure Sale Benefits United Way

May 8, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — University of Mount Union volunteers raised $1,961.65 to benefit the United Way of Greater Stark County during the University’s fourth annual Trash to Treasure sale held recently.

The event, a move-out day benefit sale and campus-wide recycling project, was held May 2 and 3 at the University’s Physical Plant.

Prior to the event, University of Mount Union community members donated gently-used items for the sale. This year’s items included folding chair desks, glass tables, upholstered chairs, televisions, rolling TV carts, wardrobes, chairs, TV cabinets, rugs, beds, headboards, tables, mirrors, books, clothing and dressers.

Students participating in the event were freshman public health major Katelyn Sees of Alliance, OH; junior Spanish and sociology major Kelly Slutz of Orville, OH; senior environmental science major Mary Mahoney of Ashtabula, OH; sophomore communication major Sarah Kelly of Lakewood, OH; sophomore environmental science major Ian Laughlin of Dalton, OH; senior art major Teresa Kruckenberg of Lakewood, OH; senior environmental science major Heidi Babos of Louisville, OH and sophomore biochemistry major Chris Holmes of Alliance, OH.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Greater Stark County and will be used for a new service-learning program at Mount Union. Remaining items were donated to local non-profit agencies.

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