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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Vicki Rice, 209-577-5495
Release Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 10:25:00 AM

Earth Day in the Park Festival – Saturday, April 19th

Earth Day in the Park Festival – Saturday, April 19th 

Modesto’s 25th anniversary of the Earth Day in the Park Festival will be here soon and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there as we celebrate this special milestone with the community and we learn to “Recycle Together!” This FREE community event will be held at Graceada Park, located in downtown Modesto on the corner of Needham & Sycamore from 10a.m. to 4p.m. A FREE StaRT shuttle bus to and from Graceada Park beginning at the CrossPoint Church Parking lot on Needham will be running every 20 minutes for the convenience of the vendors and attendees. Please take advantage of this energy saving opportunity.

This unique event offers many opportunities to learn about the environment in a family-friendly atmosphere. There will be over 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and detailing what they are doing to help make our community a vibrant place to live, work and play. It’s an entire day of “green education”, unique entertainment performances, delicious food, kid’s arts and crafts, a Trashformation art contest presentation, prizes and so much more!

Be sure to attend the FREE Boyett B-Green Recycling Event held on Stoddard Avenue between Park and Sycamore Avenues. This is a convenient drive thru event where all recyclables donated are matched dollar for dollar by Boyett Petroleum. 100% of the funds are applied to the City of Modesto “Adopt a Park” Program which is currently raising money to improve the play equipment at Wesson Ranch Park. Items accepted for recycling include:

·         On site document shredding (limit 5 file boxes or grocery bags per person)

·         CRV Bottles, Cans, Plastic & Scrap Metal

·         E-Waste (TV’s, computers, laptops, video games, electronics, etc.)

·         Ink Jet, toners, cartridges

In addition, Covanta Energy will be collecting small batteries, cell phones and mercury thermometers and thermostats for proper disposal. Look for their booth!

This year’s entertainment includes an environmental vaudeville act by the EarthCapades, interactive play by Bubblemania & Company, a K9 demonstration, the Silly String Band and ongoing music by TNT Productions.

We would like to extend many thanks to all of our generous Earth Day sponsors. Without their commitment to our community this event would not be possible. Please stop by their booths and thank them for their support and all of their continued efforts in making our environment “green”.

Global Protectors

Modesto Toyota

Bertolotti Disposal

American Event Rentals

Covanta Energy

Modesto Junk

Boyett Petroleum

Clear Channel


Valley Media

Friends of the Earth

E&J Gallo


My Little Balloon Company

Kids Club –Vintage Faire

Earth Crusader

Gilton Solid Waste Management, Inc.


The Modesto Bee


Frito Lay

Prime Shine Car Wash


The Medics Plus


Oodles Frozen Yogurt

A&A Portables

Macaroni Kid Modesto

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Sutter Gould Foundation and Memorial Medical Center