2017-04-20 / Local

Bradford County commissioners hear about local Earth Day celebration, issue proclamations

BY JAMES LOEWENSTEIN

Staff Writer

At their most recent meeting, the Bradford County commissioners heard about plans for the upcoming Earth Day celebration in Wysox Township and issued several proclamations.

The Bradford County Conservation District encourages the public to attend the Earth Day celebration it is organizing, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 in Eastside Riverfront Park in Wysox Township, across the river from downtown Towanda, said Cathy S. Yeakel, district manager of the Bradford County Conservation District.

The Earth Day celebration has free admission, she said. It will feature live music, live animals, kids’ activities, a chicken barbecue, a performance by the Sona Dance Company, wetlands walks, a falconry demonstration, door prizes, informational booths, and more.

Among the musicians performing at the event will be a bluegrass band, the High Grass Ramblers, and folk/blues musician Tanner Bingaman.

There will also be a campfire at the Earth Day celebration where the public can make s’mores. Participating in the event will be the Second Chance Wildlife Center, which rehabilitates animals found along the side of the road and releases them into the wild, and the Endless Mountains Nature Center, Yeakel said.

The celebration will be a great way “to get out and enjoy the outdoors,” Yeakel said.

The commissioners issued proclamations making April 23-29 Bradford County Volunteer Appreciation Week and instituting National Library Week and National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week in the county.

If you are interested in working as a 911 dispatcher for Bradford County, you should contact the county, said Doug McLinko, chairman of the Bradford County commissioners.

“It takes a special person to be dispatcher. We train (the dispatchers),” McLinko said. “We can always use good, dedicated people.”

The county also needs poll workers in certain voting precincts, McLinko said.

“You do get paid” for being a poll worker, he said. “It’s not a lot, but it’s pretty rewarding,” he added.

If interested in being a poll worker, call the county elections office to find out if poll workers are needed for your voting precinct, McLinko said.

Bradford County Commissioner Ed Bustin noted that Blue & Green Day will take place on Friday, April 21. On that day, the public is encouraged to wear blue and green to promote organ, eye and tissue donation, he said.

He said his father was a recipient of an organ donation.

James Loewenstein can be contacted at (570) 265-2151 ext. 1633; or email: jloewenstein@thedailyreview.com.

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