Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival
Mar 26, 2018 06:48PM
● By Gisele M. Siebold
The Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership will present their 10th annual Earth Day Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 21, along South Market Street, rain or shine. The free, family-friendly event features live music, fresh food, games and activities, eco-friendly product vendors and more.
“Our goal is to raise awareness of sustainable choices available to consumers right here in central Pennsylvania,” says Susanna Reppert, Earth Day organizer and owner of The Rosemary House. “The event will be fun, but also informative to help residents make eco-friendly decisions today and in the future.”
From 9 to 11 a.m., Recycling Extravaganza features secure electronics recycling and paper shredding, sponsored by Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, at First United Methodist Church.
At 11 a.m., The Great Cloth Diaper Change will take place in Caromal Colours storefront. Retailer Om Baby, of Camp Hill, will coordinate Mechanicsburg’s participation with women around the world in an attempt to break the record for the most number of cloth diapers changed in a given moment. Last year’s event made the Guinness Book of World Records, with participants from 19 countries spanning five continents.
The Mechanicsburg Museum Association will provide kid-friendly foods and activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soolah Hoops will demonstrate and teach the art of hula-hooping. Silent auction bids can be made on rain barrels hand-painted by local artists and high school students, designed to collect water for recycled use in gardens or house plants.
Mechanicsburg Area School District Operation Wildcat Project Bikes and Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg will team together for a bike drive. Community members are invited to donate used bikes, which will then be repaired and given to local children that might not otherwise be able to afford a bike, in an effort to help kids stay healthy and active. Adult bikes will also be accepted and used to help disadvantaged adults acquire transportation.
Admission is free. A complete list of items to be recycled can be found at MechanicsburgEarthDayFest.com. For more information or to reserve a vendor booth, call Reppert at 717-697-5111 or email [email protected]