DeSoto County Earth Day is Saturday

DeSoto County has been in the middle of cleaning for spring the past few weeks and it reaches another level on Saturday, April 23 with its 11th annual Earth Day celebration. 

There will be more than 50 vendors and organizations to support the environment set up on the Historic DeSoto County Courthouse Square and the celebration is held in conjunction with the opening of the Hernando’s Farmers Market and the DeSoto Arts Festival.  Hours are from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Among the activities will be free shredding, hands-on activities, interactive learning opportunities, 4-H demonstrations and animals, crafts & activities for kids, and an opportunity to adopt a shelter pet. 

National Drug Take Back Day is April 30, however the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department will hold their Drug Take Back Day on April 23 as part of the Earth Day event. Deputies will be on hand to collect unwanted medication.  All Earth Day activities are free.

“Earth Day helps show us how we can take action every day to impact, improve, and beautify our community and environment,” said Supervisor Lee Caldwell.  

DeSoto County Earth Day is Saturday, April 23.

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