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Jim Thorpe Celebrates Earth Day

The town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, will host its 20th annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22. Musicians, artists, crafters and vendors will support the theme of environmental activism that has been the hallmark of this celebration over the years.

A river Clean-up crew will meet at 9 a.m. at Josiah White Park. The park will host food and vendors with live music all day. At the Dimmick Memorial Library a 10 a.m. reading of the Lorax kicks off a full-day schedule of music performance. A Mother Earth Meditation will be held at 11 a.m. at Race Street Park, followed by a Hula Hoop workshop, Terrarium workshop and community drum circle. Horizons gift shop will also host music all day.

At 8 p.m. the Carbon County Environmental Center in Summit Hill offers a star gazing experience with Astronomer Dr. Carl Frankel. The Lirid Meteor Shower is expected to be visible. Reservations are requested and donations accepted.

Organized by Shelli Holland, the owner of the Horizons Gift Store, the Jim Thorpe Earth Day celebration seeks to maintain and increase environmental awareness.

Rain date is April 23. For more information and performance schedule, visit

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