By Mark Shuller - Email
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) – On October 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District will honor elementary students for turning trash into creative works of art at its 24th annual Recycled Sculpture Contest at the Fitton Center in Hamilton.
More than 480 fourth and fifth grade students from six Butler County school districts created sculptures. Each school district then chose the top sculptures from their school to compete at the countywide contest. The top 20 sculptures are currently on display at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. Participating school districts include Talawanda (Kramer Elementary), Middletown (Miller Ridge Elementary), Ross (Morgan Elementary), Queen of Peace, Hamilton (Ridgeway Elementary) and St. Joseph Consolidated.
The countywide competition kicked off Oct. 20. Local government officials, community members and Fitton Center representatives judge the sculptures based on artistic expression and the creative use of trash, recycled and reusable materials. The district will honor each of the finalists, their families, and teachers in an awards ceremony on Oct. 27.