Earth Day in the Park Festival Saturday, April 23rd

Earth Day in the Park Festival Saturday, April 23rd

Modesto’s 27th annual Earth Day in the Park Festival is almost here and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there as we share ideas on how we can Reduce-Reuse-Recycle at home, school and work. With education and practical applications we all can work together and make a real positive impact towards zero waste. This FREE community event will be held at Graceada Park, located in downtown Modesto on the corner of Needham & Sycamore from 10a.m. to 4p.m. A FREE StaRT Shuttle bus to and from Graceada park beginning at CrossPoint Church parking on Needham will be running every 20 minutes for the convenience of the vendors and attendees. As an additional highlight all the Modesto NUTS mascots; Al, Wally and Shelley will be available to ride along in the afternoon and give out complimentary baseball tickets. Please take advantage of this fun transportation alternative and at the same time help reduce our carbon footprint.

This unique event offers many opportunities to learn about the environment in a family-friendly atmosphere, as well as many community organizations will be on site highlighting the exceptional work their non-profits are doing. There will be over 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and detailing what they can offer to our community in order to make it a vibrant place to live, work and play. It’s an entire day of “green education”, unique entertainment performances, delicious food, kid’s art and crafts, a Trash-Formation art contest, tree climbing demos, prizes and even a petting zoo!

Be sure to attend the FREE Boyett B-Green Recycling event held on Stoddard Avenue between Park and Sycamore Avenues. This is a convenient drive thru event where all recyclables donated are matched dollar for dollar by Boyett Petroleum. 100% of the funds are applied to the City of Modesto “Adopt A Park” Program which is currently raising money to replace the seating at Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park. Items accepted for recycling include:

· On site document shredding (limit 5 file boxes or grocery bags per person)

· CRV bottles, cans, plastic & scrap Metal

· E-Waste (TV’s, computers, laptops, video games, electronics, etc.)

· Ink Jet, toners, cartridges

· Household batteries and cell phones

This year’s entertainment includes interactive play by Bubblemania & Company, the Silly String Band, a petting zoo, tree climbing demonstrations by the City’s Forestry Department and ongoing music and games by TNT Productions.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.