Fairfield plans celebration for Earth Day

Fairfield will celebrate Earth Day this year on Saturday, April 26, with cooking demos, food vendors, live music, Earth Day Bingo, contests, book signings, and more. Over 80 exhibitors are expected to join the celebration, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Ave.

The Earth Day celebration will include a popular "Trashy" Fashion Show showcasing handmade designs created by students from recycled materials, and there will be a life-sized replica of Gustave Whitehead's plane. Whitehead, from Fairfield, is believed to have flown the first airplane. The event also includes locally grown and organic food, renewable energy demonstrations, green technology, organic gardening, eco-transportation, children's activities and live music. Exhibitors include nonprofit organizations, small businesses, government agencies and green businesses and corporations.

"Fairfield's Earth Day on April 26th is a great community event for all ages to interact and learn about the environment while having fun," said Mary Hogue, chairwoman of the Earth Day event. "The FEDC's goal is to provide events and activities in the schools and community year-round and to make every day Earth Day," she said.

Admission is free, and the event will take place rain or shine. Visit www.FairfieldEarthDay.org for more information.