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North Georgia Conservation Coalition, Bowen Center for the Arts to host Earth Day event
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Next month, the North Georgia Conservation Coalition and the Bowen Center for the Arts will host the annual Earth Day event, complete with a poster contest and exhibition, silent auction, electric vehicle car show and information about ways to save the planet. 

According to a release by the North Georgia Conservation Coalition, this year’s Earth Day event is themed “Invest in Our Planet” and will take place at the Bowen Center for the Arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23. 

The annual poster contest and exhibition will include Earth Day posters made by dozens of children in the Dawson County School system. The posters will be juried first by DCS art educators, and finalists will be selected by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented by grade during the event. 

In addition to the poster contest, the event will feature children’s crafts, singalong and face painting, a food tent, door prizes, a silent auction and an Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Show. 

The event will also feature several local, state and national organizations providing information to event attendees on how to help conserve the planet. According to the release, there will be opportunities to learn about tree canopy and reforestation, eliminating food waster, cutting carbon exhaust, soil conservancy, cutting energy costs, clean water sources, reducing and reusing plastic and organic agriculture and gardening. 

Parking for the event will be free in the Dawson County Junior High School parking lot. For more information, go to https://www.ngacc.org/earth-day-2022 or contact North Georgia Conservation Coalition Director Bette Holland at ngcc2035@gmail.com.