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FVSH & The Blockheads, Girl Scout Troop 1484, Host Styrofoam Recycling Event

FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE SUNSET HILLS & THE BLOCKHEADS, GIRL SCOUT TROUP 1484, HOST STYROFOAM RECYCLING EVENT AT SUNSET HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER, 3915 S LINDBERGH BLVD, ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

-- Special Appearances by Sunset Hills Mayor Patricia A. Fribis & Project Partner Forest Park Forever

EVENT: The Blockheads, a group of Lindbergh High School students, girls aged 14 and 15, who developed a unique, environmentally conscious, patent-pending innovation – EcoGlOo, are holding a Styrofoam recycling event on Thursday, February 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sunset Hills Community Center. The awareness-raising event provides support to The Blockheads, who will be unveiling their new EcoGlOo product – perfect for those looking for a Styrofoam recycling solution that will really stick.

Families and businesses are invited to attend and bring clean, white polystyrene (Styrofoam) for recycling. In addition to collecting Styrofoam, The Blockheads will demonstrate how they make their gooey, earth-friendly adhesive, EcoGlOo. EcoGlOo will be available for sale at $3.50 per 2 oz. bottle.

WHEN: Thursday, February 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   

At 4:30 p.m. meet The Blockheads and see EcoGlOo live demonstration. Hear from Residents from Friendship Village and representatives from Forest Park Forever, Girl Scouts and Lindbergh Schools on their support of the project.

WHERE: Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S Lindbergh Blvd, Meeting Room A

INTERVIEWS: Media Interview opportunities are available. Event speakers will include:

  • The Blockheads Team: Sydney Gralike, Reagan Mattison, Julianna Jones, Christina Yepez, Sindhu Bala, Caroline Sluss and Claire Sackman
  • Forest Park Forever: Dave Lenczycki, Director of Planning and Projects
  • Friendship Village Sunset Hills: Mr. Jim Mesnier, Esquire, resident and mentor and Mrs. Ellie Kaiser, Resident 
  • Friendship Village: Joanna Jones-Raymond, Director of Marketing & Communications

ABOUT: The Blockheads, a group of Lindbergh High School students, girls aged 14 and 15, developed a unique, environmentally conscious innovation – EcoGlOo, that is now a product with a patent pending. Their glue is made from recycled polystyrene and was invented as a result of a project undertaken as part of Girl Scout Troop 1484 and led by Coach Michelle Yepez and FIRST LEGO League Team 183, and developed with input with Residents and staff of Friendship Village Sunset Hills. EcoGlOo was featured at the White House Science Fair 2016 and in two documentaries. For more information about The Blockheads, please visit http://blockheadinnovations.com/.     

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ann Higby, Director of Public Relations

314-880-5579 (office) 312-320-5047 (cell)

ahigby@stealthcreative.com