FOR MOTHER EARTH

Springfield Sun - - NEWS - Dig­i­tal First Me­dia staff

WHIT­PAIN >> Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege (MCCC) cel­e­brated Earth Day Wed­nes­day with a tree plant­ing, or­ganic gar­den­ing demon­stra­tion, a cloth­ing swap, a re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als art­work ex­hibit, raf­fles and give­aways.

The main event was Empty Bowls, which gave vis­i­tors the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase a ce­ramic bowl made by stu­dents in the col­lege’s Ce­ram­ics Club. Each bowl was filled with de­li­cious soup made by the col­lege’s Culi­nary Arts In­sti­tute and Culi­nart.

Pro­ceeds from the Empty Bowls event ben­e­fit­ted Manna on Main Street in Lans­dale and MCCC stu­dent schol­ar­ships.

GENE WALSH - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Chil­dren greet the Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s mas­cot dur­ing an Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion April 19, 2017.

GENE WALSH - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Peo­ple browse the va­ri­ety of ce­ramic soup bowls avail­able for pur­chase as part of the Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege Earth Day ‘Empty Bowl’ to ben­e­fit stu­dents and lo­cal char­i­ties April 19, 2017.

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A child from the Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s Chil­dren Cen­ter uses a small shovel to place earth onto a newly planted tree dur­ing Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion on the col­lege’s cam­pus April 19, 2017.

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Dr Kevin Pol­lock (far left), Pres­i­dent of Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege, speaks be­fore help­ing to plant a Red­bud tree dur­ing the Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion April 19, 2017.

GENE WALSH - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Stu­dents stop to talk with rep­re­sen­ta­tives at ex­hibit booths dur­ing the Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion April 19, 2017.

Chil­dren from the Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s Chil­dren Cen­ter use shov­els to gather some earth to help plant a tree dur­ing Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion on the col­lege’s cam­pus April 19, 2017.

Vis­i­tors talk with mem­bers of the Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum ex­hibit booth dur­ing the Mont­gomery County Com­mu­nity Col­lege Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion April 19, 2017.

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