Earth Day, April 22, has become an international tradition, with people throughout the world taking time to honor the health and well-being of Mother Earth.
An estimated one billion people in 192 countries are expected to participate in Earth Day-related activities this year alone.
To mark Earth Day, Boyertown once again held “Earthfest,” an annual celebration of the Earth Day holiday, on Saturday, April 27, at Boyertown Community Park.
One of the highlights of the day and new to this year’s event was an electronics recycling event, sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America and handled by Responsible Recycling Services of Kutztown.
The various troops of Boyertown Service Unit of GSEP (from Daisy to Ambassador) helped out with boxing up the used book donations collected for the Boyertown Library sale to be held later this year.
They also assisted with the Electronic Recycling drop off and lead activity centers that helped visitors to the park make watering cans and bird feeders out of plastic soda bottles and milk jugs.
Scouts worked the butterfly display, live butterflies in a netted enclosure, where the children could go inside and see the butterflies up close).
This year’s Earthfest was the first official event held in the park since its recent renovation, which includes the addition of a one-mile walking trail, two exercise pads and a locally-renowned disc golf course.
The Boyertown Parks and Recreation board sponsored this event.