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Enjoy a day of family fun at Lake County Green Fair

RELEASE DATE: October 29, 2008

TAVARES — With five dozen exhibitors offering environmental information, the Lake County Green Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wooton Park in Tavares will be a one-stop shop for residents wanting to know how they can reduce their carbon footprint.

However, the event isn’t all serious stuff, or it probably couldn’t be accurately labeled a fair. The day will be filled with a variety of activities that aims to please the entire family, including live entertainment, food vendors, giveaways and a dragon boat mini-regatta. The live entertainment scheduled is:

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: The Forefathers — This eclectic group is at ease playing rock, folk, New Age, Celtic and combining these genres to produce an original sound.
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Won-Ta-Nara — This acoustic band specializes in the melodic and rhythmic sounds of West Africa.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Ruth King Band — Listen to the seductive voice of Ruth King singing the blues and other styles of music.
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.: The Forefathers
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Ruth King Band
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Won-Ta-Nara

For children, the Green Fair will feature several bounce houses and a face painter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 250 children at the event will receive a free T-shirt. A green passport will also be available at the Lake County Green Team booth that children can take around to various booths to complete the scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt includes visiting 12 different exhibitors at the Green Fair, including the Tavares fire truck and alpacas. Children that complete the passport will receive a special prize.

Other environmental services that will be provided at the fair include free gift cards for participants disposing of mercury-containing thermometers and thermostats; recycling bins to dispose of newspapers, magazines, plastic beverage containers, clear, brown and green glass, aluminum beverage cans, steel cans and household batteries; and the Lake County Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will give individuals a convenient opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste, such as batteries, used oil, paint and other household chemicals.

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

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