This year, Tuesday, April 22nd, marks the forty-fourth anniversary of the first Earth Day. On Thursday, April 24th, the City of Ormond Beach will be holding its 22nd annual Picnic on the Plaza at City Hall, 22 South Beach Street, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day. More than one billion people in 190 countries celebrate Earth Day. Below are some of the booths/exhibits which will provide a wealth of information and some great giveaways.
• Shred Pros is offering FREE shredding services in front of City Hall near the flag pole. In order to serve everyone who wants to take advantage of this service, please limit your shredding materials to 20 Letter Bankers' Boxes (1.0-1.2 cu.ft.) or 10 Legal Bankers' Boxes (2.0-2.4 cu.ft.) per visitor. You can bring your materials in plastic bags but they cannot be included in the material to shred. Please do not include garbage, plastic bags, hard drives, or batteries in your shred materials. You may include material with paper products, such as paperclips, staples, binder clips, spiral notebooks, hanging files, pendal files, check books, and credit cards. You can physically watch your confidential material being destroyed on a screen on the side of the truck.• State of Florida, Volusia Soil & Water Conservation District will have a booth and USDA assistance information for agricultural growers.• Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida will have dog biscuit giveaways, brochures, and adoptable Labs.• Five O’ Clock Charley will perform live country music.• Leisure Services will provide information about summer camp and other leisure programs.• Planning Department will have useful information about energy conservation and emergency preparedness, and giveaways for children and adults. They will also have a cell phone collection box for old/unused working cell phones. • Publix will have reusable bags, reusable bag key chains, and children’s coloring pages.• Finance Department will have a water meter demonstration, toilet dye packs, and water conservation tips.• Support Services will be demonstrating City apps, have applications available to citizens interested in volunteering, as well as giveaways.• Halifax Humane Society will have literature about animal welfare, their programs and services. They will also have some of their furry friends with them.• Ormond Beach Lions Club will have diabetes screening and information regarding diabetes awareness.• Solar Fit (pool heating) will have handouts and giveaways.• H.E.L.P. Animals will demonstrate oxygen fire rescue masks for pets and will have a variety of items to purchase along with giveaways.• Volusia County Solid Waste will have a display of recycled materials.• Steve’s Pickle Place will have samples of their delicious pickles.• Wayne’s Solar will have solar information as well as coupons.• Volusia/Flagler Turtle Patrol will have turtle information, educational guides and activity papers for children.• Garden Club of Ormond Beach will offer gardening advice and give away small flowering plants.• Storm Water and the Water Plant will have information available.• Greg Lewis Enterprises will provide concessions.
The City of Ormond Beach invites you to come and join our Earth Day celebration. Come have lunch, listen to some great music by Five O’Clock Charley, get some great advice and information, and learn about being Earth-friendly!