Eagle County kids get creative for Earth Day
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado More than 100 fourth graders got creative for Eagle County Environmental Healths 18th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest.The theme was Carbon Footprint: Whats Your Impact? The students drew pictures about recycling, energy conservation, carpooling and using renewable energy. The Grand prize winner was Monica Nevarez from Edwards Elementary School. The awards presentation took place April 19 at the Party for the Planet celebration in Eagle. Eagle County Commissioner Sara Fisher presented awards to the winners from each school. The grand prize winning poster will be permanently displayed in Eagle Countys Old Courthouse building just outside of the Environmental Health Department, along with all winners since 1991.Prizes included cash donations, gift certificates, savings bonds, passes for recreation, bowling passes, bike accessories, a dinner and tour at the Eagle Firehouse, and a free poster framing. Eagle County would like to thank the following area sponsors for their generous support: Alpine Bank, The Back Bowl, City Market, Cliff Simonton, Eagle County Board of Commissioners, Eagle Diner, El Jebowl, Glenwood Caverns, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, J.R. Crickets, Kidtopia, LKP Engineering, Mountain Pedaler, Pazzos Pizzeria, Town of Gypsum, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District.
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