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Celebrate, Learn, Grow at Cherry Hill Earth Festival

Apr 01, 2014 09:20PM

The fifth annual Cherry Hill Earth Festival is scheduled for April 26, rain or shine, at the historic Croft Farm on Borton’s Mill Road. The free, family-friendly event, which draws more than 5,000 visitors, promises engaging student Earth Day displays and healthy food choices selections from Chimp Aid Café, J-Dogs and more. Live performances by area school bands, choirs, dance groups and more will be performed on two stages.

Eco-cleanup opportunities include recycling drop-offs for electronics (excludes televisions, monitors and large appliances), shoes, hangers and plastic shopping bags. Gardeners can pick up free compost and also participate in a plant exchange. Non-perishable food will be collected for donation to a local food bank.

Family fun includes the choice of two bike rides, comprising either two or nine miles, (registration opens at 8 a.m.; helmets required); arts and crafts; planting; a children’s bounce house; and an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic (mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies). The festival is made possible in part by its generous presenting sponsors: Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LourdesCare of Cherry Hill and the Ravitz Family Foundation.

Location: 100 Borton’s Mill Rd., Cherry Hill. For more information or to volunteer, email [email protected] or visit SustainableCherryHill.org.

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