A Fun-Filled & Educational Day for the entire Family!
Co-Hosted by Marion and Morrow County Recycling & Litter Prevention. Activities include: Mini Zip Lines, Fire Pit, Interpretive Trail, Archery Booth, Kids Crafts, Petting Zoo, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Outdoor Education Classes, Local Vendors & Businesses, Promotional Items, Environmental Education Activities, Hand-Painted Rain Barrel Raffle, Giant Corn Box, and Barrel Train Ride.
Food, refreshments and s'mores will be available for purchase. Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers; admission to the event is FREE!
April 21, 2018 (11 AM - 3 PM)
11:00 am - Gate opens for the 4th Annual Community Earth Day Celebration.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Local vendors and businesses will be set up. Available goods for purchase include: local honey, homemade personal care products and makeup, maple syrup, farm fresh eggs, flowers, essential oils, eco-friendly cleaning products, filtered water, jewelry, re-purposed and reinvented clothing, and recycled leather bags.
Educational workshops, demonstrations and promotional items available from local businesses such as: Del-Co Water Company, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, Dan Kelly Stump Grinding, Peacock Water, Marion County Park District, ECO Center, A Perfect Mess Vintage, Young-Living Essential Oils, Intended 4 You, Dancing Bee Farms, Landes Produce, and Marion & Morrow County Recycling & Litter Prevention.
Outdoor Education Opportunities:
12:30 pm - Vernal Pools - What the Critters Crave - James Anderson, Marion County Park District Naturalist
1:30 pm - What's WILD? - James Anderson, Marion County Park District Naturalist
11:00 am - Save the Bees: Beekeeping is Conservation, Honey! Presented by Doug Stanton, MCBA President
12:00 pm - Conserving Energy Now & Back to the Future with Brian Barger, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative
1:00 pm - Rain, Rain, Stay This Way: Water Conservation with Your Own Rain Barrels presented by Emily Ollervides, ECO Center
2:00 pm - It’s All in the Bag: Saving the Earth One Reusable Bag at a Time presented by Angie Carbetta, Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention.
Rain Barrel Raffle:
10 Rain Barrels Hand-Painted by local students and artists will be raffled off starting at 2:30 pm.
Artists Include: Grace Pendelton, Ben Kern, Northmor Elementary, Annette Temple Morris, Ariel Sanders, Courtney Walker, Jennifer Robinson and the River Valley FFA.
Our 2018 sponsors include: Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, Hessler's Screen Printing & More, Dan Kelly Stump Grinding, Del-Co Water Company, Morral Companies, Cummins Facility Services, MyHouseMedic.com, Lubrication Specialties, Marion Restore, United Bank, The Power Factory Morrow County Farm Bureau and Peacock Water.
Porta Potties provided by Tidy Tim's and tents provided by Farmstead Restaurant.
THANK YOU volunteers and sponsors! Your support and dedication to our community made this event possible! Our major event sponsors are listed below: