The Crayon Initiative, a Mercer County FFA Service Project, is accepting donations of used crayons from May 1-31. The crayons will be recycled and made into new crayons to be distributed to children’s hospitals. Drop off bagged or boxed crayons in a marked “Crayon Garbage Can” at New Boston or Apollo Elementary, Mercer County High School Ag Building, or Aledo Walmart. To schedule a pick-up, call 309-525-4809 or 309-337-2608. Locally collected crayons will be delivered to the IL State FFA Convention in June.