Pride In McAlester received state-wide recognition during the America Recycles Day Awards Banquet on November 15. The event is organized by the Metropolitan Environmental Trust in Tulsa and honors what M.E.T. Executive Director Michael Patton refers to as “recycling heroes” throughout Oklahoma for their work in the State of Oklahoma. Pride In McAlester works year-round to promote the McAlester Recycling Center and encourage recycling efforts in the community. The McAlester Recycling Center is a cooperative effort from the City of McAlester, Kibois Community Action and Pride In McAlester and was established in 2010. Since that time, recycling in the community has flourished and the three groups meet several times a year to discuss ways to expand and improve the center. Pictured is PIM Board of Directors’ President Justin Few with the arward.