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327Second Family Event this weekend, Sunday, April 22: Earth Day in the Junction

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  • Shari Hrdina
    Apr 19, 2012
      Here's an event Cowles families may be interested in.  On Sunday morning / afternoon, is the 7th Annual Earth Day in the Junction. This celebration of Earth Day includes a diverse group of exhibitors, children’s activities, live music, demonstrations, food, and a 5K Walk/Run.

      Cowles will be hosting a booth, so stop by and say hi, or if you would like to help work a shift, please email me.

      Date:   Sunday, April 22, 2012
      Exhibits & Live Music:   10am - 3pm
      5K Run/Walk:   11am
      Children's Fun Run:  Noon
      Hybrid Mileage Contest:   12:30pm
      Location:  On 5th Street just north of Railroad Ave, in Valley Junction in West Des Moines
      Cost:  Free
      Registration to participate in 5K walk/run: $25, includes t-shirt while supplies last
      Registration to participate in Kids Fun Run: $10, includes t-shirt while supplies last
      For more info: http://www.earthdayinthejunction.com and on Facebook Earth Day in the Junction 2012

      Other activities:

      Bring your family to visit the Fire Safety House from Blank Children's Hospital. The Fire Safety House provides a hands-on learning tool that prepares children for the unexpected and frightening experiences of a fire. Demonstrations are conducted by firefighters and experienced volunteers.

      Hybrid Mileage Contest. Participants will compete for the best mile per gallon rating while covering a pre-determined 25-mile route within the allotted 1-hour time limit. The driver with the best MPG for the 25 miles, achieved in 1 hour or less, will win the Grand Prize, a $100.00 Toyota of Des Moines Parts/Service Gift Certificate.  All participants will receive a $10 gas card! Celebrity hybrid owners will also participate to show their stuff and talk about their fuel-savings strategies along the 25-mile course.