Earth Day offers a mix of activities

| April 30, 2019

Adam Miller and Jaylyn Green are pictured creating butterfly art at the 2019 Earth Day Celebration held April 27 at the Coshocton County Career Center. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Jaylyn Green and Adam Miller had so much fun at the 2018 Earth Day Celebration that they had to come back this year.

“We came last year and they had such a good time,” said Betty Hawthorne, who brought Green and Miller to the event. “This is a good positive thing. I like when they can get their hands in the dirt.”

The 2019 Earth Day was held April 27 at the Coshocton County Career Center and was organized by the Coshocton Environmental and Community Awareness group (CECA).

“There are so many neat things here this year,” said Ann Harrell from CECA. “We have the hawks, unique handmade crafts, and lots of things for kids to do.”

Fellow CECA member Marilyn Bucklew agreed that there was something for everyone.

“It’s such an interesting mix of information, people and crafts,” she said.

One of the craft stations set up for children was manned by Marie Madsen, her son Matt Madsen and his friend Kevin Drain.

“They are both graphic designers in Columbus,” Marie said. “They both love kids and art.”

Matt and Drain had drawings of Red Tail Hawks available for kids to color and Marie was showing them how to make seashell people.

“I’ve never been to an Earth Day before,” Drain said. “I like seeing the different people and businesses here showing off their talents.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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