Town turns green for fair

Albany Extra - - Extra News - Jes­sica Cuth­bert

Up­cy­cled trea­sures and sec­ond­hand be­long­ings will be on dis­play at the Town Square on Satur­day.

It will be­come a hive of green ac­tiv­ity for the an­nual Green Fair in the Square, from 9am to 1pm.

Res­i­dents will be able to check out the Ar­ti­san Up­cy­cled Mar­ket­place and Fos­sick­ers Tip Shop dis­play while chil­dren can cre­ate re­cy­cled art­works and par­tic­i­pate in in­ter­ac­tive work­shops at the Green Sprouts Kids Cor­ner.

Crowds will be en­ter­tained with live mu­sic from Grok Trio, Myles Mitchell, Bare­foot Ban­dits and the pop­u­lar Al­bany Shanty Men while wan­der­ing around pick­ing up new in­for­ma­tion and help­ful tips for be­ing green and sus­tain­able.

The event will also fea­ture de­li­cious lo­cal treats in­clud­ing wood-fired piz­zas, street-food ven­dors, juices, hot cof­fee and cakes, sweets and lit­tle treats.

The Green Fair on the Square will pro­mote all things re­cy­cled, up­cy­cled, green and sus­tain­able.

The en­tire event aims to be waste wise and will pro­mote a wide range of lo­cally made goods.

Green Fair on the Square is proudly spon­sored by Green Skills Inc., Clean­away, Fos­sick­ers Tip Shop and the Waste Au­thor­ity.


Pic­ture: Lau­rie Benson

City of Al­bany’s Mary Holt and Sarah Scott with some reuse­able items at the tip shop.

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