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Keep Liberty Beautiful: Celebrate the Earth April 22
Karen Bell
Keep Liberty Beautiful Executive Director Karen Bell.

Dr. Karen Bell, Keep Liberty Beautiful

Liberty County, we celebrate the Earth on Earth Day this year! I am excited to share all the great and fun activities with everyone. 

This Friday, we will transform Bryant Commons into an Environmental Explore Zone for children and adults. We will also be giving away trees during this year’s annual Earth Day Celebration! To reserve a tree, please go to SignUp Genius and search with our email, klcb@libertycountyga. com, or use this link: https://bit. ly/38ueaq9. One tree per person, please. We will also have some flower and vegetable seeds available.

We hope everyone will come out to learn more about the Earth and why we should take care of it, like by planting trees and plants. We live on this fantastic planet full of beautiful, green plants, colorful trees and blue water. This is a beautiful world, but it is also a fragile world. We need to take care of it. That is really what I think Earth Day is all about.

We invite you to be our guest at our 16th annual Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22. We want everyone to enjoy our world and help take care of it daily. I do not know how you like to celebrate, but to me, the word CELEBRATION means FUN in capital letters, so that is what we aim to do on Friday!

I hope you will join us because we think this event really has it all — fun, games, crafts, music and wacky activities — and it is free! This event has taken months of planning, prepping, thinking and re-thinking, and it will be something that you do not want to miss, no matter your age!

Earth Day is for our community and by our community. Over 40 organizations, businesses, clubs and youth groups partner with Keep Liberty Beautiful to host a wide variety of 55 game, craft, display and activity booths. We have several new games and crafts that share information about water conservation, stormwater pollution, litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction and community improvement. Without all of these incredible volunteers and our sponsors, this event would not be possible.

At the Earth Day Celebration, you will learn about the problems that litter and stormwater create by actually journeying through a storm drain. That knowledge becomes fun, too! We have a Wild West approach to taking a shot at recycling. You can learn about water conservation and the difference that recycling can make by going through an Earth-friendly obstacle course, including toilets and recycling bins, a tarp, creek and tires.

There are loads of different activities for kids of all ages. And for you parents and young-at-heart adults, there are plenty of things that you will enjoy, too, including a variety of garden containers, like our fairy gardens and herb gardens, as well as information on composting. There are so many cute and entertaining components of this event. I wish I could share them all here, but that would spoil the fun! You will have to come and see for yourself!

Taking care of the Earth should be a joy. It is our home, after all, and we are its stewards. For us, Earth Day is part of our stewardship.

So, plan to join us for the 16th annual Earth Day Celebration this Friday. Our celebration happens at Bryant Commons, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in Hinesville. It is free, and it is fun! But the best part, honestly, is that it is information that we can all use in our lives.

Our planet could use a little help from all of us. Join us so we all can help protect our Earth. For more information, contact KLB at (912) 880-4888 or email at

Also, we still need booth hosts! You can go to and search with our email address to see the booth activities that are still available.

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