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Fanwood to Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 26

Sean Conklin

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 • 3:17pm

FANWOOD, NJ – Today is Earth Day, an annual celebration that promotes environmental protection and awareness that dates back to 1970 when it was first introduced, according to the Earth Day Network.

On Saturday, April 26, Fanwood will mark its 25th annual Earth Day celebration with a community cleanup and a mini-fair with a variety of activities centered around the borough’s historic train station, located on S. Martine Avenue between North and South avenues.

“It is my hope that our families and residents will come out on Saturday to support the community since there is something for everyone on our Earth Day celebration,” said Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr.  “It is important to love Mother Earth,” she added.

The Fanwood celebration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the South Avenue parking lot of the Fanwood Train Station with an opening ceremony featuring Mahr, members of the Fanwood Council, Union County Freeholder Al Mirabella, and Congressman Rush Holt (D-12th District). 

Free refreshments, including bagels, donuts and coffee will be provided to all volunteers, who will work together in a mission to help clean the town’s parks and public properties.  Gloves, trash bags and pick-up tools will be available at the station as well as complimentary Earth Day T-shirts.

The mini-fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the North Avenue side of the Fanwood Train Station.  The celebration includes crafts for kids, live music, poetry readings, recycling giveaways, demonstrations on composting and rain barrels and free photos for kids who want to pose with “Mother Earth.”

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