Young artist show off recycled work

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HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - More than 480 sculptures were entered in this years' annual Recycled Sculpture Contest. All different shapes, sizes and made of different recycled materials.

The entries came from six Butler County school districts. The top three sculptures from each district were on display for the whole community to see.

Environmental Educator for Butler County Recycle and Solid Waste Sue Stephenson said, "Somewhere, I don't know when it happens, we sort of lose our creativity and everybody tries to do what is expected of them. With fourth and fifth graders they are still very creative."

Sculpture designs ranged from flowers, guitars and a tower of soda cans to Gene Simmons of the band "Kiss".

Fifth grade artist Kaitlyn Smith said, "It's really cool to see how recycling stuff can be made into a bunch of different things."

The top three winners won a $25 savings bond.