Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial Treasurer, Dan Maucieri, continues one of the Memorials oldest fundraisers. The collection of aluminum cans benefit the VZC Veterans Memorial.
The community program started in 2015 and supported by County Judge Sandra Plaster has helped us to raise money for the Memorial.
According to Judge Sandra Plaster, Kids 17 and up that have alcohol related crimes are given a mandatory 8-12 hours of community service picking up aluminum cans in the Van Zandt County area.
Over a 3-month period each Class C misdemeanor first offenders must collect a minimum of 20 pounds of cans. The cans are then sold with proceeds going to the Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial fund.
“I can see kids changing and helps them make good choices,” says Judge Plaster. “If we can turn one teenager around, we are getting somewhere,” she said. In the year and half Judge Plaster has sat on the bench, she has not seen one kid return to her courtroom. “We are making a difference in these young people’s lives,” she said.
Our donation trailer for aluminum cans ONLY is located in the parking lot of the Mountain. The Mountain is located on Hwy 243 directly across First Monday.