FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WOODBURY EARTH DAY CELEBRATION PROMISES FUN AND LEARNING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
APRIL 16, 2012 – Woodbury, CT –Woodbury Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 21st from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Hollow Park in Woodbury, CT, More than 130 exhibitors, live music and entertainment, 3 authors, as well as numerous demonstrations and activities suited for children, teens and adults will be featured. A complete list of activities and exhibitors can be found at http://www.woodburyearthday.org.
“Woodbury and the surrounding communities have a great number of environmentally and sustainably conscience business owners and entrepreneurs. This Earth Day celebration will be a new opportunity for many people to buy directly from our neighborhood producers and to interact with others who are passionate about preserving our community and the planet”, said committee member and New Morning owner John Pittari.
Featured Connecticut Authors who will be available for discussion and book signings include: Terry Walters author of Clean Start and Clean Food; Emily Brooks, founder of Edibles Adoviate Alliance as well as the author of Connecticut FARMER & FEAST®, NYC FARMER & FEAST ®, the creator of Buy Local Connecticut®, the Advisor for GreenTown’s Sustainable Food Initiative, and is a regular “local food & sustainability expert” on NPR; and Maureen Whitehouse, author of Soul-Full Eating, A (Delicious) Path to Higher Consciousness
Musical guests include; Not Quite Bluegrass, Krizta Moon, Mark Louis Miller, Doug Mahard, Don Lowe, HannaH’s Field, Mark Elkins, Michelle Wenis, and Garden of Beats.
There will be a kids scavenger hunt, Animal Homes Walk, Weed Walk, Tree Talk, and River Walk.
There will be a children’s activity tent which will include face painting, bird feeders and necklace crafts, and a poster contest where guests will be asked to vote on their favorite posters which will have been created by Woodbury Middle School students.
There will also be two non-profit organizations accepting donations at the celebration, one being Children 2 Children, who collects unwanted and lightly used children’s clothing and shoes and distributes them to underprivileged children in Connecticut and beyond. In addition the Community Services Council of Woodbury will be there collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank.
The Town of Woodbury’s Business and Economic Development Committee is hosting the celebration, which will be sponsored in part by New Morning Market. This year’s theme is ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’.
“The main mission for this celebration is to bring together local businesses and community who share in a vision of a healthful and wholesome lifestyle,” said Woodbury town selectman Jerry Stomski. “We also want to create awareness, and actively encourage the sustainable production of local goods.” Stomski is grateful for the support of New Morning Market and other local businesses, and feels the celebration will be educational and fun for all ages.