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Earth Day celebration in the works

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Plans are being finalized for the 12th Earth Day celebration at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC) at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Festivities begin at 11 a.m., and continue until 3 p.m., Saturday.

The family friendly event is sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, near Terre Haute. This year's theme will focus on "going local."

WVC's information booth will feature educational materials on the importance of supporting local farmers, artisans, crafters, businesses and the economic and environmental impact of these choices.

In addition, live folk music from local singer/songwriter Christina Blust and Terre Haute band Yearbook Committee will also perform, featuring a unique blend of guitars, banjo, percussion, kazoo and accordion.

Various vendors will be available to talk about local conservation and environmental non-profits and small businesses will sell eco-friendly or handmade wares made by a variety of local artisans. WVC's alpaca herd will be on display for meet-and-greets and spinners and weavers will provide demonstrations.

Light lunch items will be available for purchase. Other fun items on the docket include a kids' area, bake sale by the Sisters of Providence, a horse drawn trolley, and tours of an organic farm, straw bale house and more.

The Sisters of Providence's Heritage Museum is located in Providence Center and will have a "Daughters of the Forest" display, showing the sisters' commitment to caring for Earth throughout their history at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

There is no fee to attend the celebration. Freewill donations per carload are welcome.

Contact Candace Minster at 812-535-2935 or cminster@spsmw.org for more information.

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