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Lawrence Volunteer fair is Tuesday

MOULTON — Potential volunteers who aren’t sure which nonprofit organizations best suit their skills could find their calling Tuesday at the annual Volunteer Lawrence.

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, United Way and Board of Education are sponsoring the volunteer fair, to be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Lawrence County Coliseum.

Twenty-four nonprofit organizations — including the Salvation Army, Moulton Civitan Club, Hospice of the Valley, Shoals Family Resource Center and Friends of the Star Theatre — will have booths set up to meet people, said Vicki Morese, chamber president.

The speaker will be Luther Strange, 2006 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

When Dot Kinsey moved to Lawrence County from Birmingham in 2002 after her husband died from cancer, she attended a volunteer fair.

“I felt that perhaps it was time for me to start paying my social dues now that my family obligations were not as acute,” she said.

Kinsey is now involved with the Moulton Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, Habitat of Lawrence County and Hospice of the Valley. She has made friends and considers Lawrence County her home, she said.

Nancy Glasscock

Free electronics recycling in Moulton

MOULTON — Free electronics recycling will be available to the public this week, said Vicki Morese, Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce president.

The Chamber of Commerce and Board of Education are offering a means of disposal for office electronics Monday through Friday at the Department of Transportation bus shop, 13870 Alabama 157 in Moulton. Hours are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Only Lawrence County Schools personnel will be allowed to drop off office electronics Monday and Tuesday. The program is open to the public Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

“Everything about computer equipment can be recycled,” said Larry Smith, technology coordinator for Lawrence County Schools. “In addition, monitors contain hazardous material, such as sulfur and mercury, which could be dangerous if not properly disposed.”

Any tool used in an office environment will be accepted, including computers, monitors, phones, faxes, printers, copiers, power supplies, switches, routers, cell phones and rechargeable batteries. Televisions, microwaves, radios and household electronics will not be accepted.

Electronic Recycling Services will dispose of the electronic waste at no charge to Lawrence County.

Nancy Glasscock

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