More than 40 years after the first Earth Day, the celebration continues this weekend in Shepherdstown. The Panhandle Earth Day Celebration starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan’s Grove Park on the corner of Kearneysville Pike and Morgan Grove Road just outside of Shepherdstown.
[cleeng_content id="t1" price="0.15" description="Read it now!"]The fourth-annual earth extravaganza, which wraps up at 9 p.m., will feature dozens of musicians, including the Paul Pfau Trio, Acoustic Burgoo, the Luke Johnson Band, Dawgone, the Krispy Kats Quintet, Silent Old Mountains, Zion Hearts, Andrew Luttrell Band, Acoustic Milk, Todd C. Walker and Bob Keel & Chelsea McBee.
Anyone is welcome to attend the festival, and the cost depends on how one arrives. Cyclists and pedestrians pay nothing to attend. For those who come by car, admission costs $10 per vehicle – or $7 for those who buy an advance parking pass at www.pedc.earthvibeproductions.com.
Organizers say attendees may bring along a picnic lunch, lawn chair, blankets and other comforts. They note that the event is family-friendly but not dog-friendly. A number of vendors will be on site selling foods, drinks and other wares. For more information, go online to www.pedc.earthvibeproductions.com.
The actual Earth Day holiday happened April 22. The first Earth Day was organized byU.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson on that date in 1970. The goal of the Wisconsin lawmaker was to promote an appreciation for nature and a respect for life on the planet as well as to boost awareness of the dangers of air, water and soil pollution. Nelson passed away in 2005.
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