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North Fork Celebrates Earth Day

NORTH FORK – The community of North Fork will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, Apr. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Mill Site.

Eco products, solar power, food and baked goods, live music and Sanctuary BMX bike demonstration will be part of a fun-packed day.

There will also be educational information from the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, Madera County Fire Department, conservation groups, the North Fork Rancheria Environmental Protection Department, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.

“We are excited this year to have around 20 vendors of all sorts, from jewelry, crafts, local rummage sale items and art work,” say organizers. “We will once again be featuring local musicians throughout the day on our outdoor, solar powered stage, and giving out handmade re-usable grocery bags to the first 50 people.

The North Fork Thrift Shop at Grace Community Church will be setting up a Mini Thrift Shop for the day, so everyone can search for second-hand treasures. A good way to reuse and recycle!

Recycling techniques will also be on display at the Earth Day event. This will be a time to socialize, network and learn from various exhibitors, and participate in the raffle.

The event is being sponsored by the Foundation for Resource Conservation and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California.

For information on having a booth or volunteering at the event, please call Katie Parra at 559-877-2461 ext 321.

Also note that on Friday, Apr. 17, the North Fork Rancheria will be hosting an electronics sale at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center.

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