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Earth Day festivities on tap April 20

SoVaNow.com / March 21, 2013
Earth Day returns Saturday, April 20 to the Town of Halifax with a full day of entertainment, art, hands-on demonstrations, free electronics recycling and other eco-friendly activities.

The fourth annual Earth Day celebration will kick off at the Town of Halifax Marketplace, 209 South Main Street starting at 10 a.m. with free entertainment, informational displays and working demonstrations. All activities are open to the public and will continue until 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Businesses, organizations, school groups, farmers and artists will be set up inside and outside of the Halifax Marketplace building offering a wealth of earth-friendly information, hands-on activities and fun for everyone.

Children will be able to participate activities such as digging in the dirt, planting sunflower seeds and face painting with Halifax County Little Theatre. Blessed Hope Church along with Halifax United Way will host craft work shops for children. The Essence of Movement Dance group will entertain from 11:00-11:30. Brenda Poole will lead a Zumba demonstration from 1:00-1:30.

Other local talents include Satterfield Southern Gospel from 10:00-10:45, Kristen Wellons from 2:00-2:30, and Walker Abbott at 2:45.

A “Going Green” table will take pledges of personal action with daily acts of going green.

St. John’s Episcopal Church and Scott Recycling is teaming up this year to provide free electronic recycling. Dig out those obsolete electronics and bring them to the Earth Day Celebration to safely dispose of the items through recycling.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to sharpen small garden tools and answer any gardening questions.

Also, the South Boston Lions Club will offer eye testing by Pedia Vision and will have a collection box for collecting any unused eyeglasses. Lions Club brooms will also be available

Farmers Market vendors will be on site with fresh pork sausage, goat, lamb and beef will also be available. Goat cheese and goat milk soap will be available along with fresh baked goods, jams/jellies, fresh made candy vegetable plants and much more.

If you work up an appetite, there will be pizza for sale to benefit the Halifax Village Association, and Maria’s Concessions will be returning to sell their cooked to order favorites. If you’d like something a little on the healthy side, be sure to visit the Farmers Market Healthy Snack Stand.

While enjoying the sights and sounds, be sure to take time and visit the Halifax County War Memorial, Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail, Civil War Trail, Halifax’s Downtown Business District and Spencer Hill Shopping Village.






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