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Fredericktown to celebrate Earth Week

A variety of activities have been planned by the city of Fredericktown and community organizations for the week of April 22-28.

On Earth Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, local Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will host a “Scouts Clean up in the Parks” event. BSA Troops will tour area parks to collect litter and debris.

There will be a tree planting at 8 a.m. Monday in Azalea Park, followed by an Earth Week Proclamation. The public is invited to attend the signing ceremony.

Children from the Fredericktown Head Start will tour the recycling center with local go-green mascot “Rosie the Recycler” at 9:15 am Tuesday. Tiny Tots Daycare and Preschool children will also tour the facility at 10 a.m.

A free, one-day paper shredding event will be held at the Recycling Center, Wednesday. The city will shred documents or other papers for the public and allows the contributor to observe the process in an effort to ensure the shredding is securely done. Children from Fredericktown Preschool will tour the center at 9 a.m. and Kountry Kids will tour at 10 a.m.

Thursday, Fredericktown sixth and seventh graders will hold a recycling contest. Kids Corner will tour the Recycling Center with Rosie at 10 a.m.

A drawing for an Earth Week basket will take place at 8 a.m., Friday at City Hall.

Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) will partner with the City from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 28 for a free electronic recycling event at the old Walmart building located at 601 Highway 72. Acceptable items include basically anything which has a cord or battery.

There is a $15 charge for televisions. Lawn and garden equipment must have the oil and gas removed. MRC will not accept smoke detectors, glass lamps, light bulbs or fluorescent bulbs. MRC is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  

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