TOWNSEND — The Townsend Recycling Committee is sponsoring its annual Earth Day festivities on the Town Common this weekend.
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Common will be host to a series of performances, including local musicians and other entertainers who will perform in half-hour time slots for the duration of the event.
There will also be over 90 booths, offering food, crafts, games and other activities, making this year’s celebration the largest yet by far.
“It is really about local supporting local families seeing local talent and getting out and meeting your neighbors,” said Irene Congdon, Chair of the Recycling Committee.
This year’s theme, Congdon said, is “jump and slither,” in order to teach students about animals such as turtles, frogs and snakes.
Congdon urged people from both Townsend and neighboring communities to come out and celebrate the beginning of spring.
“It’s a great event for springtime to bring everybody out,” she said.
Attendees can also bring textiles, electronics and other recyclable goods.
Textile donations are sorted and donated, and there will be a competition between classes at each school to see who can bring the largest donation.
Electronics can be recycled for a fee, and proceeds will benefit Destination Imagination.
Performers who will appear are, in chronological order: DJ Heather Dinitto, Route 2 Revolution, Howard Brink, Deborahanne Mayer, Kate Nelson to do Zumba, Pure Energy All Star Cheer Team, Shane’s Anti-Bullying Program, Second Wind, Nicole of Buddha Belly Hoops to do a hula hoop demonstration, flutists Michael Longrider and Lester Greenwood, Animal Adventures, Slow Motion Underground, Mike Meehan, United Native American Drumming Group, Judy Lorimer and Paige Zacharakis.
If it rains, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, April 27 from 12 to 4 p.m.