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Tilcon Marks Earth Day with Elementary School Event

Posted Fri, May 9th, 2014

Employees from Tilcon visited the Catherine A. Dwyer School in Rockaway Township, on April, 22, for their 5th Annual Earth Day Presentation. This year the 2nd grade students began the event by coloring their own animal masks and making them very colorful and realistic.  Several students even colored two masks for friends that were not able to attend and also to bring home to their families.

After the arts and crafts portion, special guest Nick from Rizzo's Reptiles brought in many of his reptile friends with him to visit the students so they could see and feel them.  Some of the reptiles were snakes, beetles, toads, a chinchilla, crocodile and even a python snake. Two of our brave Tilcon representatives, Brad Carroll, General Manager of Aggregates and Jessica Zinna, Project Coordinator volunteered to hold the snake along with a school aid while Nick presented it to the students.

Brad Carroll finished the show with a PowerPoint presentation about the Mt. Hope Quarry. Many of the students were never at a quarry before and didn't know what we did on a day to day basis.  The presentation allowed them to learn about the history of the quarry and the geology of the land as well as learning about blasting and about the equipment on the site.  Throughout the presentation, the students asked great questions and were very interested in the process even at such a young age.  

Thank you to all the other Tilcon employees who volunteered time out of their busy schedules to volunteer to help out with the event: Claudia Abrams, Maritsa Barosi, Sue Phillips and Pat Dickerson.  

Great Job done by all!




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