TOWNSEND — Earth Day returns to town Saturday, April 24 (rain date Sunday, April 25).
It will be a modified event this year. Due to gathering regulations, events will spread throughout town. Come to Townsend Common from 9 a.m. to noon to purchase a map for $5 to see where all the activities are being held. Map sales support future Earth Day celebrations and Townsend’s recycling efforts.
Crafters will be set at home and at designated areas. Vendors and businesses have joined in, and many nonprofits will be set up to discuss their missions, too.
Celebrate “saving the Earth” by participating in numerous recycling drives; free paper-shredding at the common parking lot, sponsored by Tammi Wayman of eXp Realty; electronics drop-off at St. John’s Church (there is a cost); returnable bottles and cans collected by Boy Scouts Troop 10 at Townsend Rod and Gun Club; gathering of eyeglasses by the Lions Club in the common parking lot; and textiles and clothing being accepted by the North Middlesex Regional High School student group, The Giving Tree, at the high school.
The Lions Club will be selling hot dogs, and Mapledell Farm will have a petting zoo and pony rides for a cost.
Times vary for each location. For specific information concerning the day and the recycling efforts, join Townsend Earth Day on facebook. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.