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Earth gets its day in the sun

Event Coordinator Susi Robbins has planned a plethora of activities for this year’s Earth Day Celebration scheduled for from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Halifax Farmers Market on South Main Street in Halifax.


And the public is invited to attend.

Children will be able to participate in many activities from digging in the dirt and planting sunflower seeds to participating in a craft workshop hosted by United Way.

 They can also enjoy baby chicks and take a look at the Southside serpent.

 For the older crowd, the library will have a book sale, and the forestry department is supplying free handouts of trees on a first come first serve basis, Robbins said. 

Master Gardeners and beekeepers will be on site to answer any gardening or beekeeping questions.

Halifax yoga also will host a free yoga class during the Earth Day Celebration at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Mountain Road from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Those who become thirsty can enjoy a bottle of wine from Molliver’s Vineyard who will sell their wine at the celebration.

In an effort to raise funds, Halifax County Crime Line will feed the masses with their “brats” grilled to perfection.

Tater Time will sell scrumptious potato dishes to hungry patrons too.

The town of Halifax and Halifax County Improvement Council expressed appreciation to Halifax Regional Hospital and Grand Rapids for donating bottled water, Robbins said.

The improvement council will be passing out information on recycling and will have a recycling truck on location.

Those in attendance will be able to learn more about the county botanical gardens and get professional advice on fire safety and environmental safety.

Visitors to the town will have an opportunity to experience the magic of art by local crafters and artists while celebrating Earth Day in Halifax, Robbins said.

 The farmers market will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. during the celebration.

The SPCA and the Humane Society also are expected to be in attendance at the celebration.

Sponsors for the event include the Law Offices of Tracey L. Quackenbush, Novec, Benchmark, Abbott’s Farm Supply, Hite Insurance, Bistro 1888 and Staunton River State Park.