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Portenier collects first place for his 'junky' airplane

 

Dawn Graves

Jay Portenier won first place in the "Junk to Jewels" contest, making an airplane out of fence staples and old horse shoe nails.

Jay Portenier found a good way to turn his "junk" into cash this month.

He won first place in the first "Junk to Jewels" contest, sponsored by Keep Sidney Beautiful and Darin's Auto/D&D Recycling.

The main components of the finished project had to be items that were going to be trashed or recycled properly. No more than $35 could be spent on new product such as paint and glue.

The items were judged by four local people on the following: originality, creativity, best use of recycled materials, description and whether they stayed within budget. The items were scored from 1(nice) to 5 (excepti...



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