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Islip Town Earth Day Event Happening Saturday

The 22nd annual celebration will be held in Sayville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 22nd annual Earth Day Celebration, sponsored by the Town of Islip, will take place Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. at Gillette Park in downtown Sayville.

The event will feature earth-friendly vendors, animal exhibits, bouncy play houses for the kiddies and even face painting.

According to town officials, Sayville was chosen as the location given that notable business owners and residents, such as Pam Raymond who owns the Sayville Inn, have long been involved in eco-friendly and environmental issues and programs.

“It was the perfect choice as the Sayville community has long shown support for programs and efforts to make the community a cleaner and eco-friendly place to live, work and visit,” said Eric Hofmeister, commissioner of the town’s department of environmental control.

The event kicks off with a flag ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 76, and there will be entertainment during the event, including a live band and a dance performance. Islip Town officials and the Sayville Chamber of Commerce will present Earth Day poster contest winners.

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