Earth Day in Mountain Park 12-4*, Saturday, April 22, 2017 “Bringing back the Festivals on the Green”
Exciting activities, exhibits, artists, vendors and live music (and some marketing--pass the word!) are expected to bring in visitors from our ‘Nextdoor’ neighbors (and beyond!) We’ll welcome them and show off our community participation and involvement. We’ll show our commitment to preserving the natural beauty of our little town.
And, we’ll share with them what we are learning about our resources. Residents who live here, “Where every day is Earth Day,” can celebrate Worldwide Earth Day close to home. So, come on down, join the fun, shop and even volunteer to help. In the spirit of the day, and to cut down on traffic, we encourage able locals to walk down to the Green.
In keeping with this year’s worldwide theme, “Environmental Literacy,” we are offering a story time and children’s writing work shop (third through fifth graders, maximum 20) with local well-known children’s authors. Sign up online
And, what would Earth Day be without Clean-Up activities? Pick up bags and gloves at the Civic Building as early as 8 am* (prizes for most litter collected!)
Come back for a BYO picnic on the green at noon when festival booths will open and the live music begins! Thanks to Mountain Park’s own DJ Dale Hicks for providing professional sound system.
Admission and Activities are free, but bring some ‘green’ for some cool shopping! And perhaps a raffle and some food! Just a sampling:
Fair Trade Boutique Green Global Travel OhMyShea Mountain Park Forge MP Green and Beautiful
2nd Life Pallet Rescue Norwex Clean & Green Products Mtn. Park Watershed Society Tree City-USA Restorative and Fitness Health
Sierra Club, Centennial Chapter Keep Roswell Beautiful Children’s Authors and Books Arts, Crafts, and Hands on Science
The City of Mountain Park is seeking exhibitors and partners for the upcoming Earth Day Celebration, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 and you are invited to participate! Opportunities abound for making this special day meaningful and profitable for everyone.
* Artists ~ Crafters ~ Vendors: Sell your earth friendly or related arts, crafts, organics, products, or services--display space is free and includes a 6’ table and 2 chairs for each exhibitor.
* Musicians ~ Performers ~ Spoken Word/Poetry: Sign up for time segments or first come-first serve. Share your family-friendly talent with DJ Dale Hicks’s acoustical system on the Gazebo Stage.
* Educators ~ Environmental Organizations ~ Families: schools, clubs, scouts, etc.—display science projects or volunteer! Reserve a space to be part of our Children's Writing Workshop, details TBA
* Set up at 11 am on MP Village Green, break down at 4. Parking is limited after set up time. Event opens to general public at noon.
*Activities will be available for all ages. Admission is free. Rain or Shine. Join with local merchants like Bookmiser, well-known children’s authors Lola Schaefer and Rosalind Bunn, Mountain Park Forge Works, MP Watershed Preservation Society, Tree City-USA and other partners beside beautiful Lake Garrett to honor the planet and enjoy your community and nextdoor.com
Expanded media coverage about Mountain Park continues to let a wider audience in on the “best kept secrets in North Fulton” so that attendance is expected to exceed previous years’. Communicate with us now to reserve (free, but limited) space. Watch for general public announcement on final schedule, performers, etc.