Couple donate Scout bottle bins

Mike Deuel holds a plaque of appreciation he received from Boy Scout Troop 5051 after he and his wife, Karen, donated two new metal bins from Broadalbin Manufacturing for collecting bottle and cans. (Photo submitted)

BROADALBIN — Mike and Karen Deuel of Broadalbin Manufacturing were recognized for their donation of two new bottle and can donation bins to Boy Scout Troop 5051.

Over the past five years, the collection of refundable bottles and cans from the Broadalbin community has been one of the troop’s main fund raising sources. The original hand-made wooden bins were in need of replacement. That is when Broadalbin Manufacturing stepped up to help. They created two new metal bins, with a new design for easy donation and clean out. They also had bright lettering added for quick identification.

The scout donation bins are located on Union Mills Road by the transfer station and in the Veterans of Foreign Wars parking lot on Pine Street.

The scouts have been active part of the community, raking leaves, collecting food donations, placing flags on veterans’ graves, bailing Christmas trees, marching in area parades, or helping at flag ceremonies. Many of their Eagle Scouts have also done community service projects to better local parks, churches, schools and help nonprofit organizations. 

Beside the bottle and can donations, the community supports the boys’ fall popcorn sales and attends their annual spring spaghetti dinner, and local businesses often donate supplies for special projects. Broadalbin Manufacturing is one of those supporters. 

By Patricia Older

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