Texoma Earth Day Festival set June 15
By Texoma Earth Day Festival
Jun 15, 2024
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Sherman, Texas -- The 16th annual Texoma Earth Day Festival has been rescheduled for June 15, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival is a fun, family-oriented event with a broad range of things attendees can participate in and enjoy.

The event is at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom, Lucy Kidd-Key Park, and surrounding streets. The event offers children’s activities, vendors, music, demonstrations, displays and drive through recycling. Registration for Vendors and sponsors has closed.

Children’s activities are in the Municipal Ballroom. The Rainbow Team from Red River Unitarian Universalist Church will host a recycling sorting activity, where kids will dump a bag of mixed recyclable materials into the middle of a tarp and sort them onto designated areas on the tarp.

The Texoma Quilters Guild will provide a sewing project using upcycled materials. The Boys & Girls Club of Sherman will provide a flower planting activity. Red River Unitarian Universalist Church will provide an educational workshop about Native American lodges for kids. The participants will draw designs on precut materials and assemble teepees. Local children’s author Yvette Grove will be in the ballroom selling and autographing her two children’s books. She will do readings from the books at set times.

Vendors on the lawn (Lucy Kidd-Key Park) will sell their wares, give information about services they provide or their nonprofit organizations. Two Austin College environmental groups, Austin College Climate Summit and Austin College Thinking Green, will help bring awareness to the work they do and current environmental issues. In addition, four vendors will accept recyclables at their booths.

The Sherman Noon Lions Club will accept donations of eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses. Function 4 will collect used printer ink cartridges so they can be refilled or recycled. Holmes Family Rustic Kitchen will accept donation of canning jars. The jars must be clean and dry.

The Sherman Evening Lions Club will accept donations of old cell phones. Anyone who wants to recycle these items will need to bring them onto the grounds while visiting the vendors. New to our vendor area are booths for young entrepreneurs, sponsored by Texoma Creative Reuse.

Any young entrepreneurs who want to sell their goods should contact Texoma Creative Reuse to learn how to participate. Attendees will be able to shop for original art, jewelry, handmade soaps, canned goods, upcycled craft items, and more. Food vendors are on Rusk Street adjacent to Lucy Kidd-Key Park. They include Tacos Hondumex, Lemonade Depot, Old Man Kettle Corn, Crooked Letter Barbecue, HTeaO Sherman, and Snowie Sherman. Coffee Obsessed & Blessed will spend the early morning up until noon at the festival to provide coffee and breakfast.

While visiting the vendors make sure to visit our photo props and displays. New this year are a series of displays about the benefits of trees to our environment, physical health, and mental health. You will also be entertained by demonstrations from Legend Martial Arts, Little Goddess Trybe, The CAMP Military School of Boxing, and Sapphire Lotus Belly Dance. Musical acts includes the Canyon Creek Players. There is room to add more music, so please reach out to Jan Fletcher through our website if you are interested.

Recycling continues to be a major attraction at the Texoma Earth Day Festival. All recycling will be on Elm Street between Mulberry and Elm Streets. Anyone with recycling must enter the south end of the street from Pecan Street. We request everyone study our website for detailed instructions, lists of materials accepted, and the rules. No trailers will be allowed to enter the recycling area. We are accepting electronic waste (no tube-style televisions or monitors), plastics 1,2, and 5, plastic bags, bubble wrap and shrink film, paper, flattened cardboard, Styrofoam and bagged Styrofoam peanuts, and textiles.

A shred truck sponsored by First United Bank will be in the recycling area from 9:00 a.m. to noon for shredding of sensitive documents. Patrons are limited to 10 boxes of paper. Cardboard boxes will be flattened and added to the cardboard recycling bin.

We are not accepting latex paint. We also do not accept tires or other household hazardous waste.

The Texoma Earth Day Festival is an official outreach project of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church. For more information, please study our website