GAMBIER — Local health and environmental advocates are gearing up for the seventh annual Earth Day Festival. This year’s event will be held Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kenyon Athletic Center in Gambier.
The Earth Day Festival is a unique, family-oriented, education event, centered on the theme of “Healthy People, Healthy World.” The event features live music, environmental activities, live farm animals, local artisans who make things from recycled materials and locally grown or produced food. It is free and open to the public.
“The exhibits and activities focus on how people can keep themselves and the world they live in healthy and how these two activities go hand-in-hand,” said Mike Whitaker with the Knox County Health Department, one of the organizers for the event. Other organizers include the Brown Family Environmental Center, Knox County Park District and the Knox County Commissioners.
“The planning committee strives to create a fun and entertaining atmosphere where people can connect with environmental and health-related resources,” said Whitaker. “Our goal is to encourage healthy decision making and inspire action for a healthy community.” Last year, nearly 2,000 people attended the event.
Exhibit space is available at no charge to local individuals, groups, organizations and businesses with a message, cause, product or service that addresses the environment or a health-related topic. For more information, contact Whitaker at the health department at 392-2200, ext. 2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on March 29, 2013