Mobile County hosting first Earth Day celebration Saturday

Mobile County
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Mobile County, Ala. (WKRG) — They’re celebrating the planet and having a good time doing it.  Today Mobile County is hosting its first-ever Earth Day celebration.  It starts at 10 Saturday morning at Chickasabogue Park.  

The event features 40 exhibitors, face painting, cooking demonstrations, and other fun stuff.  A news release says there will also be free rabies vaccine vouchers and 100 trees in 15-gallon containers will be among the available giveaways.

Here’s a news release from Mobile County:

On April 27, the Mobile County Commission will celebrate Earth Day with the #MobileCountyCares event. The county will host its first-ever countywide Earth Day Celebration, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Chickasabogue Park, located at 760 Aldock Road in Eight Mile. This celebration will mark Mobile County’s observance of National County Government Month 2019 by “Connecting the Unconnected.”

The event will feature more than 40 exhibitors with giveaways, food trucks, plant vendors, a Kid Zone area with face painting, healthy cooking demonstrations, pet adoptions from the Mobile County Animal Shelter, a blood drive by LifeSouth, and even an “Amazing Race” competition. Exhibitors will include municipalities, local utilities, first responders, community service organizations and non-profits.

FREE rabies vaccine vouchers will be given out while supplies last and 100 trees in 15-gallon containers will be among the available giveaways.

The day will be filled with education, fun and entertainment! The Mailman & the Back Pew Riders will perform LIVE music along with Theodore Arthur & The Gulf Coast Jazz & Blues Orchestra and Envy Dance Centre is scheduled to dance.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Attendees are asked to donate a canned food item to help support Feeding the Gulf Coast.

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