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Posted: April 15, 2009 11:31 a.m.

Oxford College to host Earth Day celebration

Time to highlight the environment will also bring family fun

Oxford College will once again host their annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday afternoon, from noon to 2 p.m.

 

Earth Day activities will take place on the lawn of the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center, located near the intersection of Pierce and Whatcoat streets in Oxford.

 

The day will feature demonstrations on environmentally-focused topics presented by students in organic chemistry and the unveiling of a new butterfly garden by the Oxford Institute for Environmental Education.

 

Activities for children will also abound, including tote bag decorating, planting seeds to take home, making homemade play-dough and silly putty, face painting and cookie decorating.

 

Community groups also participating include Challenge Charter Academy, Oxford Tree Board and Keep Covington-Newton Beautiful. Newton County Community Gardens: Gardens of Hope will also be on hand.

 

A live band will perform. Barbeque chicken and other food will be on sale at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, across the street from the Earth Day location.

 

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is free and available on nearby streets.

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