Photo by John Kozak
Marblehead Mayor Jacqueline A. Bird ceremoniously cuts the ribbon in a ceremony held Thursday, August 14, to unveil one of four new trash containers donated to the Village by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. The containers were purchased from one of Marblehead’s newest businesses and chamber member, Jack’s Amish Country Konnection, owned by Connie Thompson and located at 189 South Bridge Road (SR269).
The maintenance free containers are made from high density polyethylene derived from post-consumer bottle waste such as milk containers. This material is cleaned in a decontamination process to a purity level of over 99% HDPE. It is then compounded into rigid board stock material; the resulting finished product containing over 90% recycled post-consumer waste by weight.
Participants at the ceremony pictured above are: (left to right) Mark Rowland; Mary Ann Rowland, Chamber Director-at-large; Pete Schwager, Chamber Treasurer; Judy Balsom, Chamber Executive Director; John Starcher, Council President; Dorothy Henry, Chamber Vice-President; Anne Duez, Chamber Past President; Mayor Bird; Bryan Lucas, Village Street Commissioner, Ron Royhab, Councilman; Rhonda Botti Sowers, Village Fiscal Officer; Dave Redett, Councilman; Duane Myers, Councilman; Angie Kukay, Councilwoman; and Myra Prokop, Chamber Secretary.