Elephants Help Kick Off Project ReDirectory

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Old phone books found new life at the elephant exhibit at the Topeka Zoo Friday.

Project ReDirectory kicked off for the 19th time. Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten, City Manager Norton Bonaparte and councilman Richard Harmon were among those helping the zoo elephants get things started.
The elephants got things started by using the old phone book pages as backdrops to paint colorful art.

AT&T Real Yellow Pages sponsors the project which is organized by Keep American Beautiful Topeka/Shawnee County.

Outdated directors may be dropped off at participating sites through September 21st.

Project ReDirectory Sites:
*All Dillons Stores
*All McDonalds Restaurants (except 29th & Oakley)
*Auburn - Apple Mart
*Brookwood Covenant Church, 3601 SW 33rd
*Carbondale - Skip's Thriftway
*Topeka City Hall/Shawnee Co. Courthouse (circle drive)
*Dover Mercantile
*First Christian Church, 1880 Gage
*First Lutheran Church, 1234 SW Fairlawn
*Holton Country Mart
*Holton - Ron's IGA
*Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 131 NE 46th
*Meriden - Country Harvest
*Osage City - Jerry's Thrifway
*Oskaloosa - Pat's Thriftway
*Perry/Lecompton Thriftway
*Rossville - Wehner's Thriftway
*Sam's Club, 1401 SW Wanamaker
*Silver Lake - Wehner's Thriftway
*Topeka Zoo
*Valley Falls - Steve's Thriftway
*Wal-Mart Super Center, 1501 SW Wanamaker

*Participating McDonald's will give patrons a free small drink in exchange for a telephone directory
*Aug. 2nd and 3rd, the Topeka Zoo will offer buy 1, get 1 free admission and kids will receive a free AT&T Yellow Pages t-shirt when a phone book is brought in for recycling

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