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Earth Day celebration at the library this Saturday
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Members of the North Georgia Conservation Coalition Virginia Matteson, Bette Holland, Roxie Fricton and Debbie Dickson show off several Earth Day posters created by Dawson County students that will be judged and awarded at the Earth Day Celebration at the Dawson County Library on April 20. - Photo by Jessica Taylor

If you’ve ever wanted to save some money and save the earth, Saturday is the day to learn more as the North Georgia Conservation Coalition will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration at the Dawson County Library.

Earth Day began 49 years ago and is celebrated worldwide with the goal of bringing awareness about the preservation of the earth.

Tables and booths from civic organizations, businesses, environmental organizations and utility companies will be on site to provide information on conserving natural resources and energy that will not only save a few bucks in your wallet, but help conserve the earth as well.

There will be several craft tables for children, as well as free stickers, lollipops and face painting. Children can also get tickets for a raffle of 10 children’s books.

The North Georgia Conservation Coalition was founded in November 2017 with the mission of making citizens of north Georgia more aware of the need for the conservation of energy, land, water and air.

“We know that most people living in North Georgia want to preserve the beauty of this area and thought we could give them some ideas on how to do just that,” coalition founder Bette Holland said.

The coalition began with a simple brochure outlining the group’s purpose and a checklist of things individuals could do in their own homes to conserve energy, reduce waste and work towards preserving water and air. Now, the coalition has members including Keep Dawson County Beautiful and Keep Pickens County Beautiful, and support from Dawson County Commission Chairman Billy Thurmond, the Chestatee Home and Garden Club, the Dawson County Civic Association and the Big Canoe Committee.

The Earth Day Celebration will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on April 20 at the library, 342 Allen Street, Dawsonville.