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Martin and Rose Kegel brought thousands of pop tops to The Mountain Enterprise to benefit families of sick children.
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A picture of grandchildren Kyle, Grace and Elliot surrounded by their hard work.
By Sara Woerter
Martin and Rose Kegel began saving aluminum pull tabs (or ‘pop tops’) for the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) last year. The Frazier Park couple mentioned their goal to their grandchildren in Ohio.
That prompted the three kids—Elliot, Kyle and Grace— to see how many tabs they could save themselves. They began collecting at their local school. They saved tabs from juices, fruit cups and any other product using the pure aluminum pop tops. The three kids saved bundles of tabs, then sent their haul to their grandparents.
Saving the tops is an adventure with a personal connection. Kyle, the youngest grandchild, was treated at a children’s hospital, which is how the family learned that sale of donated pop tops help fund RMH services for families with sick children.
The Kegels stopped by The Mountain Enterprise last month to donate the results of the family’s hard work. The paper delivers them to RMH. The Kegel family collected thousands of tabs and will continue saving in the future, they said.
This is part of the November 19, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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