Clinton County Democrats and allies are invited to the Clinton County Democratic Committee’s Earth Day Celebration on April 22.
The event will include a roadside cleanup in the morning and a pizza party picnic with games.
“With Earth Day taking place on a Saturday this year, we felt it was a perfect opportunity to include a special addition to our usual spring cleanup,” explained William Mincer, CCDC Chairman. “Following the morning cleanup, we’ll gather at Riverview Park for a pizza party where we’ll have cornhole set up and a silent auction. This is meant to be a fun day in the park, celebrating our Earth and the coming of spring. Bring your friends and family.”
MORNING ROADSIDE CLEANUP
The CCDC adopted a 2-mile stretch of the Island Road in 2018 through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
The cleanup will begin at 10 a.m. and will take about 1-2 hours.
All supplies are provided, including gloves, vests and garbage bags. Volunteers must register in advance to ensure there are enough supplies. Once registered, volunteers receive a detailed map with meeting location details for the cleanup.
AFTERNOON PIZZA PARTY IN THE PARK
The afternoon pizza party will kick off at 1 p.m. and run through about 3 p.m. Chips and drinks will be provided.
Guests are invited to bring along donations for the silent auction or potluck desserts. Silent auction donations may be brought on April 22 and a recommended price should be provided.
In addition to the cornhole and other activities, attendees will also be able to learn more about environmental issues at the SPARK exhibitor table. Play trivia to learn more about the environment, and get access to educational materials on climate, as well as the proposed Renovo plant and projects under consideration in PA, including hydrogen hubs and plans for carbon capture and storage. A Citizens Climate Lobby representative will also be present at the SPARK table.
SPARK is a community advocacy group whose acronym stands for “Supporting Public Action and Reliable Knowledge.” SPARK’s mission is to work to “spark” productive multi-partisan community dialogue, facilitate positive change at the grassroots level and create opportunities for the practice of small-d democracy.
A voter registration table and information about the 2023 election will also be available. Democrats seeking office this year are invited to attend, providing opportunities for area residents to connect with candidates and discuss local environmental issues.
Reservations help us ensure that we have enough food and supplies. If possible, let us know if you plan to join us by April 17. To make a reservation or learn more about making a donation toward the silent auction, email Kim Coleman, CCDC Co-Vice Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-660-1555.
To participate in the roadside cleanup, email ClintonCountyPaDemocrats@gmail.com.