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Floyd County

May 9, 2013

‘Mother Earth’ celebration coming up

Trash Force Inc., announced its 2013 Mother Earth Celebration in honor of Earth Day. The event, which will be held Mother’s Day weekend — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 — demonstrates support for environmental awareness and is open to the public at no cost.  

The event will feature a live jazz music performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as a performance by funologist Amazon Jungle John and his Silly Safaris Show. The show features a variety of animals — mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and bugs — and is geared to teaching children simple wonders about nature and the world around us.

In addition to the scheduled performances, organizers have also arranged for an array of vendors and other exhibitors, including child fingerprinting by the New Albany Police Department; tours of the QRS Recycling Center at 10th & Water streets; a water safety display by the U.S. Coast Guard; a fire safety display by the New Albany Fire Department; and craft beer from the New Albanian Brewing Co. Other participants include Magician Delbert the Wizard; the Floyd County Solid Waste District; the New Albany Tree Board; St. Paul Episcopal Church; the Dandy Lion; and New Life International with water purifiers. 

Carriage rides, face-painting, food and informational booths will also be on site.  

Also, Bluegrass E-Cycle will be offering free recycling on the following items: TVs (one per household); monitors (one per household); laptops; computers; LCD screens; printers; fax machines; cell phones; keyboard mice; stereo equipment; network equipment; servers; phones/phone cords; DVD players; cop machines; ink and toner cartridges; office electronics; medical equipment with no biohazards.

 

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