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Learn how to protect environment at this upcoming Dawson County celebration
Earth Day
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The North Georgia Conservation Coalition will be sponsoring an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 25.

Virginia Matteson, a North Georgia Conservation Coalition spokeswoman said in a recent press release that “becoming a part of Earth Day festivities with family, friends and neighbors is a great way to get informed, become more involved, and experience a fun spring celebration for all ages.”

According to Matteson, the upcoming event, which is scheduled for April 25 at the Bowen Arts Center, will include displays with information on environmental conservation from local government, local business and environmental and civic groups.

“There will be different tables explaining everything from solar lighting in your home to recycling to gardening,” Matteson said on Friday. “Little steps we can take in our daily lives to start protecting the environment from our homes.”

A highlight of the event will be the children’s poster contest, she said. Kids of all ages will be invited to design an Earth Day poster, and both digital and hand-drawn posters will be judged for a chance to win cash prizes.

In addition to the poster contest, the event will feature a children’s craft table, face painting, door prizes and raffles. Food will also be available to purchase.

This will be the second annual Earth Day event the coalition has sponsored, and according to Matteson last year’s event exceeded the group’s expectations so the hope is that it will be even bigger this year.

“We have a bigger area, more vendors and more tables,” she said, “and the hope is that it will be even larger than last year.”

The Earth Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Bowen Arts Center, 334 Hwy. 9 in Dawsonville.

Contact Virginia Matteson at vamatt1447@yahoo.com for more information about this event.