FENCE and community ‘Celebrate Our Earth’

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, May 15, 2013

LJ Meyers captivates the crowd with his white doves. (photo submitted)

LJ Meyers captivates the crowd with his white doves. (photo submitted)

A gloomy day and imminent rain did not dampen the enthusiasm and fun at Celebrate Our Earth at FENCE on May 4.

More than 100 folks came out to learn about energy conservation, how bees provide essential pollination of crops, green building, local food and more. Music, magic, storytelling and theatre entertained everyone and kept the day lively.

The crowd enjoyed meeting dogs up for adoption, watching a release of doves as they wheeled around and headed for home, hearing about wild birds, viewing a movie about water conservation, watching a play about energy conservation and much more.

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Volunteer Julie Gordon did a great job ensuring all guests were signed in and received a re-useable bag and re-fillable water bottle. Debra Carton, sign installer extraordinaire, helped receive guests as did Gretchen Verbonic. Verbonic also helped orient exhibitors and directed parking. FENCE staff Tracie Hanson, Carrie Knox and Kristy Burja worked to make the event run like clockwork and helped get exhibitors in the right location with what they needed to set up their displays. Volunteers Kate Bond, Kelly Bradley and Keith Viglietta also worked to make the day run smoothly. More volunteers, including Jim Hanson, helped clean up afterwards.