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Annual Lake County Green Fair highlights environmentally friendly products, services

RELEASE DATE: November 4, 2009

TAVARES — More than 70 exhibitors touting environmentally friendly products, services and information will take to Wooton Park, located along Lake Dora in downtown Tavares, for the Second Annual Lake County Green Fair on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The goal of the Green Fair is to provide environmental education to Lake County residents while promoting local green businesses,” said Amye King, Director of the Lake County Department of Growth Management and organizer of the event, along with other County employees from the Lake County Green Team.

The fair will have free admission and will feature educational programs and informative displays that highlight best practices in environmental issues. Fair exhibitors will offer sustainable choices or information about reducing adverse environmental impacts in several categories, including transportation, health, energy, residential construction, landscaping, recreation and household products. In addition, the Green Fair will offer a farmer’s market, free boat rides, children’s activities, food vendors and vehicle displays.

For children, the Green Fair will feature a rock climbing wall, human gyroscopes and a face painter. A green passport will also be available at the Lake County Green Team booth that children can take around to various booths to complete a scavenger hunt for a free T-shirt.

Sponsors of the Lake County Green Fair are Covanta Lake, Progress Energy, Lake County Department of Health, Lake Jem Farms, Green Directories USA, Waste Management, Florida Planning and Zoning Association, CDM, First Green Bank, Lake Soil & Water Conservation District, LPG Urban & Regional Planners, O’Keefe’s Restaurant, SECO, City of Tavares, Tavares Chamber of Commerce and Lake County Board of County Commissioners.

For more information about the Lake County Green Fair, call (352) 343-9647 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/green_team.


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