Winners of the Licking County recycling art contest, sponsored by the Licking County Library in downtown Newark and Licking County Recycling and Litter Preventio, are as follows:

Winners of the Licking County recycling art contest, sponsored by the Licking County Library in downtown Newark and Licking County Recycling and Litter Preventio, are as follows:

Groups: first place for the planet and garden, by Amy Keller's first-grade class at Newton Elementary School; second place for Go Green Desk, by Payton Hoover, Taylor Gray and Britany Eblin, Newton Elementary fifth graders.

Kindergarten through second grade: first place for the solar system, by Keyon Suggs, second grade at Utica Elementary School; second place for "The Earth is Our Castle," by Alli Pfister, second grade at Utica Elementary School.

Third to fifth grade: first place for wind chime, by Ashlee Woodrow, fifth grade at Newton; second place tie for giraffe, by Josh Hoy, third grade at Blessed Sacrament, and for pterodactyl, by Austin Hayden, third grade at Blessed Sacrament.

The art will be on display at the library through May 1.

The CFLP Solid Waste District will sponsor an appliance and tire recycling day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Licking County Highway Garage, 775 E. Main St. in Newark.

Residents can drop off washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, toaster ovens, toasters and window air conditioners. The cost for drop-off is $5 for Freon-based appliances and $3 for all others.

Passenger and light truck tires can be dropped off for $2, semi-truck tires for $5 and tractor/farm equipment tires for $10. For all tires on a rim, add $1. The limit for tires is 10.

Call 670-5125 or log onto lcounty.com and click on recycling.

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 85 will hold its red poppy-days fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2.

Legion representatives will be stationed in local businesses with the small red flowers. Flowers will be given to shoppers as they approach the store's entry/exit doors, and donations will be accepted.

Charlotte Frazier, a Legion representative, said the donations honor fallen veterans and current veterans.

"All of the money supports local veterans and their families," she said.

Frazier said the Legion would have representatives working in Newark and Heath on both days.

This is the 70th year the Legion has held the poppy-days event.