In the summer of 2014, a project was started in our area to collect the aluminum alloy tabs from soft drink, beer and cider cans, etc. for the benefit of The Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal.

During the sorting of these tabs by Dexter Larose of Shefford, a pretty ring was discovered as he was checking with a large magnet to make sure there was nothing except aluminum in the bags. The ring is made of 14 carat embossed gold, has a diamond set in it, is a 41⁄2 ring size and was probably made at least fifteen years ago. Dexter would really like to return the ring to its rightful owner and asks that you contact Tempo if you did indeed lose your ring.

The beauty of this tab collection project is that you can not only obtain your deposit back from the cans, but also remove and save the tabs for a worthwhile cause. Every little tab helps. Several organizations have been faithfully acting as collection centres for the tabs and these are: Depanneur Rouge, Knowlton; Edwards Magasin général, West Brome; IGA Knowlton; Arnold Royea at Petits Moteurs; Wright’s General Store in Fulford; Aux Deux Clochers in Frelighsburg; Chez Moi Chez Toi in Bondville and Brouemont Micro-Brasserie in Bromont.

Schools are also getting involved, and you can too.