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Mansfield's First Annual Earth Day Festival Was a Success!

Jun 28, 2017 07:43PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
Mansfield held it's First Annual Earth Day Festival on April 29, 2017 and it was a huge success within the community. 

There were food trucks, a fishing derby, pony rides, face painting, story-telling, petting zoo, educational activities (seeding and planting), as well as vendors such as the Native Plant Society, Bees and Composting, Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park. The festival boasted high end equipment, state of the art technology and knowledgeable personnel.

Despite dire severe weather predictions and gale force winds, the festival was well attended and sunny! However, due to the severe weather warnings, the festival did end up closing several hours early, but everyone left without getting wet.  

The festival was a combined effort between the City of Mansfield and the nonprofit Keep Mansfield Beautiful (KMB). The mayor officially opened first annual festival and unveiled the Chris Burkett sign for a new service center.

The service center is state of the art on a vast amount of acreage and can accommodate many more activities and crowd size. Additionally, it has a unique combination of interior building and covered outdoor areas along with paved outdoor areas. It even has a pond for fishing activities, along with xeriscape around the building.  

There was something for everyone. KMB provided the vendor booths, rain barrel auction, food trucks, stage entertainment and kids area.

The kids area was substantial, women loved the educational and crafts booths and the men hovered around all the city's booths on plumbing and mechanical demonstrations. Everyone loved the stage entertainment and the food.  

The interest from the crowd to not only be entertained, but to learn more about our environment is a winning combination to possibly be the areas biggest event next year!

Thanks to everyone that made this festival a success! Did you attend? Post your photos in the comments! 

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