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Annual Earth Day celebration at SMWC

Sunday, April 12, 2009

WEST TERRE HAUTE -- West Central Indiana's longest-running and largest Earth Day celebration will continue Saturday, April 18, at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.

The 11th annual celebration will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and is hosted by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.

The theme for this year's even focuses on food, farming and wellness. Featured educational materials and mini-workshops will emphasize simple changes people can implement to impact Earth positively.

New to the schedule this year is a Kitchen and Garden Re-Use-It-Sale. Gently used kitchen and garden items will be available for sale at the north entrance to St. Mary-of-the-Woods (off United States 150).

In addition, Woods Day Care/Pre-School will be hosting its own Re-Use-It sale (rummage sale) at the day care's atrium from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (entrance off St. Mary's Road).

Children's clothing, toys and baby items will be sold. Close to 80 families are expected to participate in the sale.

Returning favorites to the Earth Day celebration include a vendor tent featuring local conservation and environmental non-profits and small businesses selling eco-friendly or handmade wares made by a variety of local artisans.

White Violet Center's alpaca herd will be on display for meet-and-greet sessions and a shearing demonstration and spinners and weavers will be at the lodge.

Lunch items from local restaurants will be available in addition to goods sold by local farmers. Bake-sale items prepared by the Sisters of Providence also will be available.

For more information, contact event coordinator Candace Hack at 1-812-535-2935 or by e-mail at chack@spsmw.org.

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