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Burpee Museum of Natural History will host more than 20 local vendors Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an Arbor Day Fair & Celebration.
We want to celebrate trees and their importance to our eco-system, says Lew Crampton, president & CEO, Burpee Museum. We could think of no better way than to gather like-minded organizations in one location so the public could embrace and celebrate just how trees impact our daily lives.
Vendor exhibits and information will highlight the variety of ways trees are relevant and important to our daily lives. The impact fewer trees have on the carbon cycle and global warming will be explained.
Event highlights include:
11 a.m. Survivor Tree plantingBurpee Museum staff will plant a sapling from a tree that survived the Okalahoma City bombing many years ago.
Rockford Pipe Band performance at 11 a.m.
Free trees to the first 100 families attending
Tree planting demonstration
Crafts and games teaching the value of trees
Trees, Trees, Trees Story Telling
Sample of Arbor Day Fair vendors :
Burpee Museum of Natural History
Rockford in Bloom / Rockford Park District
Winnebago Clean & Beautiful
Sierra Club of Rockford
Winnebago County ExtensionMaster Gardeners
Winnebago County Forest Preserve
Winnebago County Soil & Water Conservation Office
Local 4-H Clubs
Activities for the whole family to enjoy will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 28. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-17. Free parking is available at Burpee Museum at 737 North Main Street or in Riverfront Museum Park parking lot directly next door at 711 N. Main St. For more info, phone 815-965-3433, ext.1029 or log on to www.burpee.org.
from the April 25-May 1, 2007, issue