Renfrew plans Earth Day activities

April 15, 2009

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Several Earth Day activities are on tap at Renfrew Park and in Washington Township, Pa.:

o The Washington Township Supervisors have partnered with the Franklin County Planning Commission to again bring an oversized paper shredder to the township offices. People can bring paper documents to 13013 Welty Road for free shredding from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Individuals are asked to limit the number of bags or boxes to 10 per person. Newspaper, three-ring binders, carbon paper, film, X-rays, metal, cardboard boxes, trash, heavy plastics and plastic trash bags will not be accepted.

o Renfrew Park, which is adjacent to the township offices, has plans for live music, children's activities, a clothesline art exhibit and informative displays. A dozen artists will display, demonstrate and sell their works, which include fine art, jewelry, photography, basketry and pottery.


Art activities for children will be offered from noon to 3 p.m.

Musicians Slim Harrison and Tom Jolin join forces as the Barnstormers, with "Good Old Time American Folk Music." Kids can use Slim's handmade instruments or bring their own to play along as part of the Sunnyland Band.

Local artist and musician Patric Schlee will lead a drum circle beginning at 3 p.m. It will be open to everyone. Participants may bring their own percussion instruments or use the extra percussion instruments provided.

Festivities will be at Waynesboro Area Middle School if the weather is inclement.

o Renfrew Institute will be sponsoring its fourth annual Recycle/Reuse Earth Day Yard Sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration for booths is required.

o A food stand will offer hot dogs, beverages, baked goods and other items for sale, and attendees may picnic in the park.

o At 1:30 p.m. in the park, the Franklin County Commissioners will present an official proclamation declaring April as Earth Awareness Month.

o The Franklin County Conservation District will hold a creek clean-up from 9 to 11 a.m. at Renfrew Park. Anyone can participate, but helpers should bring gloves.

o The Washington Township Supervisors, in support of the American Odyssey Relay, declared a special litter pick-up day for Saturday. They have asked businesses and residents to clean up the area in support of the race, which will travel along Old Forge Road, Washington Township Boulevard, Old Route 16, Waterloo Road and Harbaugh Church Road.

The Rouzerville Business Association will pick up all litter along Washington Township Boulevard.

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