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Earth Fest set for Saturday

Posted: May 9, 2012 - 10:06am  |  Updated: May 9, 2012 - 10:30am
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A crowd gathers at Reed Creek Park at the 2011 Earth Fest celebration to watch a raptor flight show by the Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q. Ball Jr. Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University. Pictured above is an Eurasian Eagle Owl. The festival, again featuring the flight show, will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the amphitheater behind the Columbia County Library in Evans.  FILE
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FILE A crowd gathers at Reed Creek Park at the 2011 Earth Fest celebration to watch a raptor flight show by the Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q. Ball Jr. Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University. Pictured above is an Eurasian Eagle Owl. The festival, again featuring the flight show, will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the amphitheater behind the Columbia County Library in Evans.

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Residents are invited to celebrate nature Saturday at Earth Fest 2012.


The festival, in tribute to Earth Day, will start at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. at the Amphitheater and Memorial Gardens behind the Columbia County Library in Evans.


The festival will include a raptor flight show at noon. The show will feature several birds including hawks and owls. As a precaution, no pets are allowed at the event.


Children’s entertainment including nature-related arts and crafts, games and inflatables.


Several environmentally-friendly vendors will be on hand.


A butterfly release is set for 1:30 p.m.


The event is free and open to the public.


For more information, call (706) 312-7195 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov.

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