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Hundreds Celebrate Earth Day at CSC Community Fair

LAUDERHILL – Over 300 people participated in the Children’s Services Council of Broward County’s (CSC) celebration of Earth Day dubbed: “Going Green – Banking on Our Future”. Held on April 24, the event was also as a way to introduce the community to the CSC’s eco-friendly building. Children and adults had the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt where they learned tips on preserving the environment and received eco-friendly prizes, including bicycle helmets, reading and coloring books, healthy snacks and toys. In addition, many were treated to an interactive concert by Lanny “Earthman” Smith.

Exhibitors included the Seminole Okalee, ASP, Audubon Society, Sawgrass Nature Center, FPL, Kids Ecology Corps, YMCA, North Broward Academy of Excellence, Broward Energy Partnership, ARC E-cyclables, Women and the Everglades, Creative Green Arts, Broward County Transit, the Epilepsy Foundation who distributed the bike helmets, and Youth Environment Action, who distributed seedlings. The Beat 103.5 provided musical entertainment and the Salvation Army was on hand to receive donations.

“I thought it was an absolutely wonderful thing the CSC did for the community,” said Donna Grossfeld, a visitor to the fair, in a telephone message to the CSC. “I was with my daughter, a fourth grade teacher who got an immense amount of information and our friend’s son, who got a bicycle helmet. I just want to say thank you,” she said.

The Children’s Services Council of Broward is a funder of over 130 programs that serve children and families in Broward County. The CSC was established by a public referendum that passed on September 5, 2000, and which through Public Act, Chapter 2000-461 of the laws of Florida, authorized the Council to levy up to 0.5 mills of property taxes. The role of the Council is to provide the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance children’s lives and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care.


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