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Children created town made of old milk cartons
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Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Students at Glade Hill Elementary have created an entire town out of milk cartons and are asking for votes in the Made By Milk contest.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Glade Hill Elementary has entered the Made By Milk contest and is asking for the community's help in winning the top prize.

With the help of pre-K teacher Brenda Strickland and volunteer Charles Converse, students have created a replica of a town constructed entirely of milk cartons.

This theme of this year's contest is "transportation," and Glade Hill's team of students chose "Then and Now" as their habitat name.

The students are calling themselves "Milk Moo-vers."

"Students and teachers have provided hours of work and fun helping to create the various transportation modes depicted in this diorama," said Strickland. "From canoes, wagons, boats and trains to airplanes, air balloons and jets, this diorama illustrates the different modes of transportation over time."

Approximately 1,000 milk cartons were used to make the replica.

Students in Haley Parker's art classes spent months cutting and painting the cartons, sometimes staying after school to work on the project.

"The transportation museum in Roanoke learned of the replica and has asked us if they can have it for display in the museum once we are done with it," Strickland said.

The Made By Milk contest encourages students all over the nation to build strong bones with milk and flex their creative muscles by repurposing milk cartons.

The winning team will be chosen by a panel of judges and will earn their school up to $5,000.

A "People's Choice" award of $2,500 is also granted to the school with the most online votes.

Voting takes place between Nov. 18 and Dec. 6 on the Made By Milk website at Once logged on to the website, voters should click on the "See Entries" tab to cast their vote.

Only one vote per device is being accepted.

"We think we have created an artistic masterpiece and are very proud of our students and community in helping us work towards this milestone," said Strickland.

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