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posted: 4/22/2012 6:01 PM

Wheeling celebrates Earth Day

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  • Ricky Recycle (Tom Pilurs) watches as Kathryn Murbach, 6, of Mount Prospect, plays a slide whistle during the Earth Day celebration Sunday at the Wheeling Park District. The event included kite making, seed planting, and story time activities.

      Ricky Recycle (Tom Pilurs) watches as Kathryn Murbach, 6, of Mount Prospect, plays a slide whistle during the Earth Day celebration Sunday at the Wheeling Park District. The event included kite making, seed planting, and story time activities.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyherald

  • Wheeling Park District Fitness Supervisor Sara Kulka helps Adam Shane, 8, of Wheeling, with his kite during the park district's Earth Day celebration Sunday at the Community Recreation Center.

      Wheeling Park District Fitness Supervisor Sara Kulka helps Adam Shane, 8, of Wheeling, with his kite during the park district's Earth Day celebration Sunday at the Community Recreation Center.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyherald

 

Recycling, seed planting, and a host of other activities were part of the Wheeling Park District's Earth Day celebration Sunday.

The event, held at the Community Recreation Center, featured games and activities for all ages, hands-on nature displays, yoga demonstrations, kite making and kite flying, and appearances by Ricky Recycle, Petie the Polar Bear, and Willie the Whale.

A master gardener from the Wheeling Garden Club answered gardening questions, and the Indian Trails Public Library provided books about the environment for people to view or check out.

Electronics and gym shoe recycling were also part of the event.

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