Recycling, refurbishing Blue Lake-style

Published 12:01am Saturday, April 20, 2013

Call it innovative recycling, while helping a good cause.

Local Methodist men have banned together to raise funs to replace the bunk beds at Blue Lake Methodist Camp, but instead of discarding old beds and springs, the leftovers are being turned into do-it-yourself projects for locals and even campers.

“The boards from the old beds are being made into bird houses and we are making crosses and wall hangings and other things we can sell in our camp store out of the springs,” said Blue Lake Camp Executive Director Phyllis Murray. “We plan to sell these items in our camp store.”

Murray said that last summer campers turned the springs into candleholders and wall crosses.

Shown is one of the do-it-yourself recycling projects implemented at Blue Lake Camp, thanks to the Methodist men, who are replacing the bunk beds at the camp.  Courtesy photos
Shown is one of the do-it-yourself recycling projects implemented at Blue Lake Camp, thanks to the Methodist men, who are replacing the bunk beds at the camp.
Courtesy photos

“The kids last summer enjoyed making and decorating the candleholders,” she said.

Murray said the men plan to hold a workday today to continue their project, while local ladies plan to work on Tuesday creating the decorations.

“We haven’t set the price yet for the items, but I’m sure they’ll be sold for $10 to $30, depending on the item. The money raised will help fund camper scholarships.”

Murray said recycling the pieces goes hand-in-hand with the part of the camp’s vision.

“It’s a part of who we are,” she said. “We want to repurpose and recycle at the camp to teach creation care and appreciation.”

For more information on purchasing the decorations, call 334-222-5407.

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