We came across a local event that combines athletics, the environment and family fun! This local event sponsored by the City of Monroe, North Carolina and Union County is the 3rd Annual “Down To Earth Day and 5K Race.” The event will be held on Saturday April 16, 2011 on North Main Street in Downtown Monroe.

One reason why we like this event is that it also presents recycling opportunities for residents to bring selected recyclable items to be properly disposed of. Some of those items include paper, electronics, household hazardous waste, tires, batteries, white goods, used motor oil and oil filters.

There will be Exhibit Booths, Demonstrations, Food, Entertainment and so much more. If you would like additional information on registering for the 5K race, costume awards, volunteering and the complete Earth Day event lineup, visit http://ucpw.co.union.nc.us  and click on Earth Day. Or you can contact Union County’s Recycling Coordinator at 704-233-9289.

This is a terrific event and our hats go off to all of the organizers, sponsors and participants of this very important environmental celebration!

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