BURRILLVILLE – The Pascoag Utility District and the town of Burrillville’s Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its 13th Annual Green Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stillwater Mill Center at 100 Tinkham Lane.
Reusable bags packed with energy saving information, recycling tips and much more will be given to the first 500 attendees. The rain date is Saturday, Sept. 21.
Once a year, the Green Festival brings families from Northern Rhode Island together to explore ways to have a more sustainable lifestyle and future. Children will enjoy free fun activities, face painting, giant yard-size games and bucket truck rides, while adults can learn various ways to create a more environmentally conscious lifestyle from the more than 30 “green” and health/wellness vendors that will be participating in the festival. The Burrillville Farmers Market will be onsite with local fruits, vegetables and other fine products. GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ will be offering lunch and snacks for sale. Local singer-song writer, Charlie Marie will perform as well.
For the first time ever this year, the Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition has helped to bring a variety of health and wellness vendors to the festival.
“Health and wellness issues are an important part of sustainable living, so we are excited to bring new information and ideas to our attendees,”noted Desarae Dolan, organizer and supervisor of administration for the Pascoag Utility District.
In addition, the Jesse Smith Memorial Library will be holding two free, 30-minute workshops in their community room. At 11 a.m., Rhode Island Resource Recovery will be hosting a Composting Workshop. This workshop will provide all the necessary information needed to start composting in your backyard. At noon, Green Energy Consumers Alliance will let you know how you can save on an electric vehicle with their group discount; dispel some of those EV myths, and more. There will also be an electric car display so guests can feel free to browse and ask questions.
A raffle will be held with donated items from various local businesses and green vendors. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack Program – a not-for-profit joint effort between Burrillville Parks and Recreation, the Burrillville Lions Club, the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, and the Berean Baptist Church – to provide weekend food for at-risk Burrillville youth.
For more information on this free family event, contact Pascoag Utility District at 401- 567-1262 or the town of Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department at 401-568-9470 or visit www.pud-ri.org/greenfestival.