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Summer is quickly approaching, which means a multitude of events and festivals, and sudents will have a lot to choose from with all the upcoming activities. Clark County is hosting an event that is fun for the whole family,The Procession of the Species at the Recycled Arts Festival! The Festival, put on by Clark County celebrates re-use, featuring artists who sell their creations made of 75% or more recycled or re-used content.
On the last day of the Recycled Arts Festival, the Procession will march through Esther Short Park led by music and dancing. All ages are welcome to join in the fun and celebrate community, art, the environment and our natural world. Before and after the parade, the Recycled Arts Festival will entertain with recycling education, entertainers and live music.
Costumes worn in the Procession can be any plant, animal, insect, or natural element….all species are welcome! Past Clark County processions have featured unicorns, jelly fish, birds, the sun, water, an inchworm and a sloth.
The fun doesn't end with the parade; there will also be free mask/costume making workshops all throughout June! Repurposed materials will be supplied, and people are welcome to bring their own materials, as well.
The first workshop was at River HomeLink in Vancouver, and was a huge success! Students and parents joined in to make some amazing parade apparel. Don't miss the others; the next workshop is coming up this Friday.
Here's the workshop schedule: