Local Elementary Art Club Uses Recycled Materials Donated from FASTSIGNS® of Carrollwood

by User Not Found | Jun 08, 2015
(TAMPA, Fla.) June 8, 2015 – Instead of throwing away scrap materials, local sign and visual graphics provider FASTSIGNS® of Tampa – Carrollwood donates its leftover vinyl to McKitrick Elementary School’s Art Club.
“We thank FASTSIGNS of Tampa – Carrollwood for their donations to our Art Club,” said Dianne Zink, art teacher at McKitrick Elementary. “It is always wonderful when a local business partners with schools in their area. It brings the community together and we all benefit from each other.”

In February, students of McKitrick Elementary’s Art Club made etched glass plates using the recycled vinyl from FASTSIGNS of Carrollwood to create their own designs. Then, the art club took a field trip to the Duncan McClellan glass gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida, and used a sandblasting machine to produce the glass etching. “Without the vinyl scraps from FASTSIGNS, we couldn’t have done it,” Zink said.

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“We loved seeing the amazing work from the students of Mrs. Zink’s Art Club,” said Stacey Alexander, president and owner of FASTSIGNS of Tampa – Carrollwood. “Our center produces a variety of custom signs and visual graphics every day, so it’s great to be able to recycle leftover materials. We’re always looking for ways to support the community and will continue to donate recyclable materials as much as we can.”

Alexander opened FASTSIGNS of Tampa – Carrollwood in June 2014. The center is located at 14618 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida.

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS® of Tampa – Carrollwood is an independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. To learn more, visit fastsigns.com/2012 or call (813) 999-4981.
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