2013 marks the fourth year that the BOCES program in Mount Morris has chosen to make sculptures out of scrap metal for their semester project.
“The classes at BOCES are so excited about this project that they have already gotten underway, very rapidly,” said Nancy Lippke, Administrative Assistant for the United Way of Livingston County and Wyoming County. “They are in desperate need of scrap metal.”
Donated scrap metal can be dropped off directly at BOCES at 55 Lackawanna Street in Mount Morris.
“The need for the materials happens every year, and it is my job to help drum up the scrap metal,” said Karen Rumfola, Regional Director for the United Way of Livingston County.
According to Rumfola, the United Way of Livingston County has not set a goal as of yet however last years proceeds reached almost $45,000.
“That is a tough act to follow but it would be fabulous to raise as much as $40,000,” said Rumfola.
In May of 2014, the completed sculptures will be displayed on main street in Geneseo where business owners will be asked to host the sculptures for the month of May. On June 7, an auction will be held to sell off the sculptures at a location still being determined.
All of the proceeds will go directly towards the United Way of Livingston and Wyoming County.
“This is the first time that this project has been introduced to the Wyoming County area,” said Rumfola. “We need to make as much as we can but the big push is getting the scrap metal.”
For more information please visit, www.lcunitedway.org.