11 million pop tabs
The Ronald McDonald House RIDE sold 4,500 pounds of pop to Wadena Hide & Fur in Wadena to raise $2,804.75. Organizers estimated there were about 11.25 million pop tabs, and it takes 5,000 individual pop tabs to make a gallon. The tabs were collected at the VFW in New York Mills and also brought to the Ronald McDonald House RIDE held the second Saturday of June each year. The RIDE also collects from area/regional elementary and high schools, churches, riders, and anyone who saves pop tabs. Pictured are "Skinner" Stockwell, Robin Salo, Melissa Mursu, Todd Roberts, Diane Lee, Suzi Karvonen, Scott Anderson, Ken Fournier and Tom Paper.