Community Groups put a Lid on It – Oakland Bottle Cap Mosaic

Oakland Girl Scout Troop #55004 had a blast gluing hundreds of bottle caps onto panels as part of the GOBA Green Team mosaic project.

This colorful mosaic combined recycling, community involvement and art, by using bottle caps collected by area schools and businesses. Once collected the Green Team volunteers spent hours sorting them out by color. Each panel features a different design and a letter to spell out the word, OAKLAND. The Garrett Arts Council supplied the funds for the panels, screws and glue. Several ladies from the Garrett County Extension office completed 3 of the panels and the Girl Scout Troop #55004 finished the last 4 panels. After all of the estimated 1500 bottle caps were screwed on by the Green Team members, it was put up on the fence in the Pocket Park downtown.

“We would like to thank all of the schools and businesses that collected the caps, Karen Reckner and the Oakland Town Council for their support and to all who helped this mosaic get from paper to the finished project that everyone can enjoy”

“Troop leader, Kendra Rinard said the girls absolutely loved working on this project and hoped they could do more in the future” , they were so excited to do this project”, Lisa Baker, Green Team Chair. Two other troop leaders Karen Lewis and Marie Murphy also helped get these 4 panels completed. After the caps were glued on, Green Team members affixed each cap to the panels with stainless steel screws. All 7 panels are completed it was installed on Second Street in the downtown for everyone to enjoy when they visit our Great Small Town.

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