Frankfort recognizes Earth Day with a festival

March 29, 2017 by  

Celebrating Earth Day will take place next month, presented by the Frankfort Park District.

Earth Day is an annual observance that takes place in several countries. It was first celebrated in 1970 in the United States.

The afternoon celebration will be filled with a variety of activities that should appeal to people of all ages. There will be kid-friendly games, an inflatable jump, and craft activities. There will also be the opportunity for some learning activities.

Popcorn and hot dogs will be served and several organizations will be handing out giveaways to those who stop by their booths. Paper shredding will be available and guests are encouraged to bring any electronic items they wish to recycle.

In addition, educational workshops will be held by local environmental organizations. There is also set to be a tree dedication, and every family who attends the celebration will receive a free tree sapling to plant in their own gardens.

The giveaways that several Frankfort organizations will be handing out will no doubt be promotional products such as pens and fridge magnets, likely provided by local printing companies.

Celebration Earth Day will be held at Main Park on April 22 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Admission is free of charge. For more information about this event, contact the Frankfort Park District at 815-469-9400.

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