On Wednesday, Liberty County residents will join millions of people around the world in celebrating the Earth on Earth Day.
Our celebration is set for 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the YMCA field on the corner of Mary Lou Drive and Tupelo in Hinesville. I hope you will join us because we think this free event really will have it all: fun, games, crafts, music and wacky activities.
Oh yes, there also will be a whole lot of education going on that you will not recognize as learning until you wake up the next day knowing so much more about taking care of the Earth.
This event has taken months of planning, prepping, thinking and rethinking — and even a little bit of swearing — but I think it will be something you do not want to miss no matter your age.
More than 70 organizations, businesses, agencies and churches partner with Keep Liberty Beautiful to host the wide variety of more than 80 games, crafts, displays and activities in our biggest Earth Day event yet. More than 300 volunteers will help us accomplish our mission of undercover environmental education disguised as fun. We have a number of new games and crafts that share information about water conservation, storm-water pollution, litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction and community improvement.
Those topics may not sound that interesting to some of you, but when you learn about the problems that litter and storm water create by actually journeying through a “storm drain,” that knowledge becomes fun, too. You can learn about water conservation and the difference that recycling can make by going through an Earth-friendly obstacle course that includes toilets, recycling bins and “tires.” We invite you to be an Earth superhero at our superhero selfie station.
Adults also will have plenty to enjoy, including a variety of garden containers, like our fairy garden and herb gardens as well as an edible garden by G.R.O.W. and information on composting and using rain barrels. There will be displays of hybrid cars, too.
Also, don’t forget that the citywide cleanup in Hinesville is Saturday. All organizations, churches, businesses and civic clubs are encouraged to register now to participate in this volunteer cleanup to spruce up the city.
If you would like to learn more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 880-4888.