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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

GAMBIER - The Brown Family Environmental Center presents the 10th Annual Earth Day Festival, Healthy People, Healthy World this Sunday, Sunday, April 17 from 10am – 2pm. The event is free and it will be held at the Kenyon Athletic Center, 221 Duff Street, Gambier. KnoxPages.com is a media sponsor for the day. Here are the highlights of the event:

* Learn how to tune up that rusty bike with bike maintenance 101 workshops by K-Bikes at 11am, noon, & 1pm

* Every attendee gets a ticket for a chance to WIN A BIKE from Y-Not Cycling

* Bike It to the event from the CA&C Depot in Mount Vernon and receive a special gift!
* Ride It on a KAT Shuttle from Mount Vernon locations for $1 each way.

* Check if all the fun has lowered your blood pressure with free health screenings

* See how the United Way is using exercise balls to crunch out obesity


Earth Day chickens

See farm animals at Earth Day - these chickens were at the 2015 festival - KP file photo


* Purchase upcycled products like clothing, jewelry, rugs, art and more

* EAT LOCAL by visiting farm marketers and local food concessions provided by AVI

* Pet a baby bunny and other farm animals with Down on the Farm 4H Club.

* Kick off spring gardening with garden plants and connecting with community gardening

* Learn about great places to get outside in Knox County

* Donate unwanted items and find a new one at the FREE STORE by Kenyon’s ECO Club

* Earth Day Challenge ½ Marathon & 4-Miler at 8am - http://www.racepenguin.com/event/earthdaychallenge/

Earth day crowd 2015

Earth day displays  - KP file photo



Information at kenyon.edu/earthday

Organized by:

  • Brown Family Environmental Center at Kenyon College
  • Knox County Health Department
  • Knox County Park District
  • Knox County Recycling & Litter Prevention
  • OSU Extension – Knox County

Sponsors:

  • COTC
  • Kenyon College Bookstore
  • Knox Area Transit
  • Knox Community Hospital
  • Knoxpages.com
  • Mount Vernon News
  • Super Q93.7
  • WNZR 90.9FM
  • Y-Not Cycling & Fitness
  • and many others, see complete list at kenyon.edu/earthday


Directions: The Earth Day Festival is held at the Kenyon Athletic Center, at 221 Duff Street, Gambier. From downtown Mount Vernon: follow S.R. 229 (Gambier Street) approximately four miles east. Pass the main entrance (on Route 308/Wiggin Street) to Kenyon College on your left. Take the next left onto Duff Street. The Kenyon Athletic Center and event parking will be ahead on your right.

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