The Erie County Fair continues its partnership with the Can Bottle Return Co. of Hamburg to collect and recycle the returnable cans, bottles and glasses used at the annual event. The items were collected on a daily basis at the Erie County Fair from the designated containers placed around the grounds totaling 45,000 items.
Peter Baker, general manager of Baker Management, presented a check in the amount of $2,500 for the scholarship fund to the Erie County Agricultural Society.
“We are humbled to be part of such an important undertaking in this community,” he said.
The proceeds will benefit the Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship Fund. Since the inception of the program in the 1950s, ECAS has had the privilege of impacting the lives of young people in the community. In 2021, a total of $30,000 in scholarships were awarded to students from Lawtons, Alden, Lakeview, Hamburg, Lakewood, Springville, Easy Aurora and Eden. A complete listing of recipients is available at www.ECFair.org.
The 2021 Erie County Fair was held Aug. 11-22.