Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to Franklin County for a weekend of Earth Day Celebrations on April 27-28. Renfrew Park in Waynesboro kicks off the celebration with its annual Reuse/Recycle Yard Sale, 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday April 27. Recycle worn-out athletic shoes, used eyeglasses and cell phones, plus free paper shredding. The Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art, organized by Renfrew Institute, gets underway at 11 AM with music, exhibits by local hiking, watershed, and conservation groups as well as activities for children. The backdrop is the beautiful 107-acre park, historically known as the Royer Farmstead. In addition to the historic farmhouse and farm buildings, Renfrew Park includes areas for picnicking, walking, and fishing in season. Enjoy lunch in the park with pizza, hot dogs, and bake sale.
On Sunday, April 28,Fulton Farm for Sustainability, on the campus of Wilson College, launches Franklin County’s newest Earth Day Celebration from 10 AM to 2 PM. This first-time event is organized by Concerned Citizens of Franklin County PA, The Citizens Climate Lobby, Community Uniting and The Franklin County Coalition for Progress. The event is for Earth lovers of all ages and is focusing on exhibits that enhance appreciation of the Earth. The event will include tours of Fulton Farm, environmental story-telling, musical performances, face-painting, scavenger hunt, a vegan-cooking demonstration, and exhibits to showcase ways to incorporate better environmental practices into daily life.
Celebrating Earth Day is just one way to discover Franklin County PA. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro.