Boyne City to host inaugural Earth Day event next week

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BOYNE CITY – Next week the City of Boyne City will spread the word, raise awareness and celebrate Earth Day.

Boyne City Main Street, along with the Boyne City Farmers Market, will host its inaugural Earth Day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Veterans Park.

“This is primarily sponsored by our Farmers Market. Their committee decided this would be a great way to build local awareness of Earth Day causes while raising awareness in the market,” said Main Street manager Jordan Peck.

The day-long event will feature a variety of electric vehicles, food vendors, live music from the Blissfest Music Organization, and exhibits from different local organizations, including Consumers Energy.

The hope for the upcoming event is to bring people together after the pandemic, but also to raise awareness of the different initiatives people can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

One initiative, as Peck said, is simply to raise awareness of the farmers market.

“The event is primarily centered around Earth Day, but it also aims to raise awareness about the market,” he said. “Buying locally at a farmers market not only supports our local farmers and economy, but also reduces your carbon footprint by buying local rather than the big box stores.”

Peck also hopes this new event can grow and become an annual event in Boyne City.

“We hope this will gain traction and partner with even more local organizations in the years to come, including some reserves or the watershed council,” he said.

The one-day Earth Day event is set to take place in Boyne City Veterans Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, and Peck is thrilled that it’s kicking off and seeing people come out for the new Boyne City event.

“Seeing our community come together around an event like this is amazing and I’m excited to see everyone come out and learn more about Earth Day,” he said. “I think this is a great and positive new event and will be a great fit for our community for many years to come.”

More information about Boyne City Main Street and the Boyne City Farmers Market Earth Day event is available online at www.boynecitymainstreet.com. Those interested in participating in the event can also contact [email protected]

Contact reporter Sean Miller at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter, @seanmillerpnrand Instagram, @sean_everest.

Joseph K. Bennett