Planning for Earth Day celebration is under way

Marietta’s 19th Annual Earth Day Celebration is fast approaching — Armory Square, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

Now is the time to start working on your Sweetgum Ball Contest and the Trash-to-Art Contest entries!

Why sweetgum balls? Because something we often have not too kind words for can make beautiful and creative art pieces! Marietta streets provide an almost unlimited number of sweetgum balls — consider them as raw material for landscaping, ‘sculptures’, building materials, decorations — you are limited only by your imagination! Start assembling now.

For the Trash-to-Art Contest, you will find your raw materials in the waste basket or recycling bin. Your product might be decorative, functional or artsy. Be creative!

Prizes will be given in several age groups in each contest.

Bring entries for both contests to Armory Square for registration between 9:30 and 10 a.m. for Saturday, April 21, then stay for the celebration which will provide fun and informational opportunities until 2 p.m. for people of all ages.

Hope to see you there!

Kathy Ortt

Marietta Earth Day Committee