Annual Earth Day Celebration
ADMISSION GIVEAWAYS GALORE FREE ACTIVITIES
RAFFLE for a CHILDREN'S BICYCLE AND HELMET ($250 value)
Hamden's 2012 Earth Day Celebration will be held on April 21st
from 10am - 3pm at the Hamden Middle School at 2623 Dixwell Avenue
in Hamden. This year's family-oriented celebration will feature: the
WTNH Weathervan, over 60 exhibitors promoting earth-friendly services
and products, school exhibits, and over a dozen FREE ACTIVITIES.
Activities will include face painting, a scavenger hunt by Hamden's
Clean and Green Commission, wood making projects by Home Depot, a
bookmark craft for children by Experience Corps, decoupage water
bottles by P.L.A.C.E. Children's Museum, a Bird Feeder Craft by Boy
Scout Troop 640, a coloring contest by Home Run Realty, recycling
games, and much more!
be provided by ART FARM – A Circus
for a Fragile Planet, C.J. May's Magic Shows, the Hamden Middle
School Student Musicians, the Hamden High School Reptile Club, Clink
the Clown, Organic Land Care Workshops by the Northeast Organic
Farming Association (NOFA), and Carbon Nation – a climate change
solutions movie which will play continuously throughout the day.
invite all ages to Hamden’s Earth Day Event to learn how our
individual efforts can have a major impact on global warming,
discover simple things you can do personally to help solve the
climate crisis and learn how our choices impact the global
environment. We can each make a difference by educating ourselves on
how to minimize our waste and preserve our natural resources.
Sponsors for Hamden's Earth Day Celebration are: COVANTA ENERGY for
a Cleaner World, DEXSIL, The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, Home
Depot of Hamden, and Walmart of Hamden. Supporting Sponsors are:
D'Aniello's Amity Bike, Deric J. Currie Ins. Agcy. Inc. - State Farm,
and Still Hill Stitcheries. Sponsors are: Bread and Chocolate,
Cuddle Time Daycare Center – Hamden, Dunbar United Church of
Christ, Lakeshore Learning Store, and Paradise Nurseries.
look forward to seeing our residents come and participate in this
wonderful community event where we focus on the environment”, said
Mayor Scott D. Jackson.
-- a pre-event bird walk led by Florence McBride leaving from the
lower parking area of the Middle School. Adults and Children
(accompanied by adults) are welcome, no dogs please.
– WTNH Weathervan
– Petting Zoo
Hamden High School Hands-on Reptile Show. Reptiles also on exhibit
Noon, 2pm – Organic Land Care Workshops by NOFA by Annie Mixsell
of Emmett Shutts Landscaping and John Tycz, owner of Go Organic, LLC
– C.J. May's Magic of Water
noon -- Orchid Awards will be presented by Mayor Scott D. Jackson at
noon on behalf of Hamden’s Clean and Green Commission.
– C.J. May's Recycling Magic Show
pm – ART FARM – A Circus for a Fragile Planet
Raffle for a Children's Bike and Helmet donated by D'Aniello's Amity
Bike ($250 Value!)
the scavenger hunt and receive a free prize.
the Clown all day!
CHIP – Connecticut Child Identification Program by the Brothers of
Cosmopolitan and Day Spring Lodges
Alert Registration by the Hamden Rotary Club
Used Children's and Teen's Books (50 max/family) to Experience Corps
your old cell phones, ink cartridges and eyeglasses for recycling
your old used sneakers for recycling in the Nike
ReuseAShoe program. Old athletic shoes are recycled into a material
used to produce a variety of athletic surfaces including basketball
courts, running tracks and playground surfacing. Only athletic shoes
accepted – dry, no mud please.
a rechargeable battery and be entered into a drawing for a $25 Home
Depot Gift Certificate
Feeder Craft by Boy Scout Troop 640
Truck, Police Car, Ambulance
WaterCar Project, UI Electric Vehicle
“R” Us Bunnies
Efficient Lighting Sale by The CT Energy Efficiency Fund
from many Environmental Exhibitors
Vendors: Glenwood's hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, hot
dogs and ice cream (Earth Day Special – Ice Cream only $1.00);
J-Roo's fried dough pizza, chicken fingers, meatball subs and french
fries; Thai Awesome Restaurant's Pad Thai Veggie, garlic chicken,
cashew nut chicken, fried rice veggie. Mike's Enterprises --
popcorn, pretzels, cotton candy, slushies and snow cones.