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Jim Thorpe to celebrate 16th Annual Earth Day with weekend celebration

Published April 17. 2013 05:04PM

The 16th Annual Earth Day weekend celebration will be held in Jim Thorpe on April 20th with a rain date scheduled for April 21st.This festival has become a recognized and established event that has grown throughout the years extending throughout the downtown historic area of Jim Thorpe. The Festival consists of free live entertainment, environmental information, arts and craft vendors, Children's activities, community clean-ups, traditional and ethnic foods, and lot's more.

"Information Alley", located in front of the historic train station, will provide the public with numerous different Environmental awareness brochures and person to person advise on going green at home and within the community.

Kid's corner is set up to provide children to explore in environmental arts and crafts, along with the traditional face painting, juggling, rock climbing, moon and bounce, hula hooping, along with several workshops.

There will be book readings at the Dimmick Memorial Library.

Smokey the Bear and Woodsy the Owl will be making an appearance throughout the day.

Tee shirts, freshly made vegetarian and non vegan foods, chi tea and other earth day related items can be purchased at our own Earth day stands and other numerous vendors.

The "Earth Day Auction" will be held on Saturday. Merchants throughout the Jim Thorpe and surrounding area donate Beautiful gifts to our program which has been a huge success throughout the years.

Free Live entertainment will be held at the Josiah White Park, Mauch Chunk Opera House, The Dimmick Memorial Library, and Race Street Park beginning Saturday at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..

For more information and a full schedule of events visit the website at jimthorpeearthday.com

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