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  • The Lions Club of Dover, Rollinsford and South Berwick provide benches to local towns

    The Dover, Rollinsford and South Berwick (DRSB) Lions Club, through a very successful recycling effort, as part of the Trex “Nextrex” challenge, have donated five benches to local towns.  The benches are made from recycled plastics, including grocery bags, produce bags, and other soft plastics, which are delivered to collection locations by the communities.  Lions Club volunteers collect the plastic at area transfer stations and other locations, weigh and deliver to participating retailers, and ultimately the plastics are transformed into lovely benches complete with commemorative plaques.

    Lions member Matt Randall, who was instrumental in initiating this effort, states, “Everyone should start saving plastic bags, baggies, and plastic wrappers so we can turn them into park benches to beautify our neighborhoods. Let’s keep the bags from ending up in a landfill or the ocean. Together we can make a big difference with small actions.”
    One bench is located just outside the Town Hall in Rollinsford.  Another sits at the transfer station in South Berwick.  Lions member Caleb Allen states, “Having the bench at the transfer station in South Berwick allows residents to see the end result of their efforts, and encourages them to continue to recycle these plastics that would otherwise end up in our landfills.”

    Disposition of the remaining three benches will be decided at the September Lions Club meeting. They encourage all residents to attend these meetings, which are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month in Dover.

    The Lions Club of Dover, Rollinsford and South Berwick is a member of the Lions Club International, which began in 1917.  Their motto is “We Serve.”  The club gathers monthly to find ways to improve their community.
    For more information about the Dover, Rollinsford, South Berwick Lions Club, visit