The Athens Area Lions Clubs are collecting clean plastic film produce bags, store bags, ice bags, recloseable bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, bubble wrap and more as a part of the NexTrex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. For every 500 pounds the clubs collect, they will receive one polymer-composite park bench for the community. Drop off items at Mac’s Work Wear at 940 E. State St. in Athens or All American Trophies at 92 N. Plains Rd. The project ends on May 15, 2021.


  • Starting Wednesday, March 17th, 2021, repeats every week on Wednesday until Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am