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Poster art blooms this spring for Earth Day
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Dominican Sister of Peace Jolene Geier invites the public to enjoy art by Holy Family School students at Brit Spaugh Zoo on the afternoon of April 27 during the Earth Day celebration. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Maybe you’ve noticed the Earth Day poster art blooming in downtown Great Bend this spring. Wondering where all that art is coming from? Each poster is an original picture by one of over 30 young artists from Holy Family School in Great Bend. 
“It’s their way of reminding us to enjoy Earth Day 2014 as a day for celebrating creation,” said Felix Revello, Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team member. Students from fifth and sixth grades drew the posters as part of the arts program Holy Family offers to enrich the educational lives of their students. Each of the young artists signed their works.
 Earth Day is being celebrated from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo.
Actually, the posters hanging downtown are prints of the original art. To see all of the original posters in one location, come to the Zoo headquarters during the event where they will be prominently displayed. Enjoy this and many more environmental exhibits and activities for adults and children over the afternoon. Admission to the Zoo is free.
In addition to GREAT,  event participants and sponsors include the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Sunflower Diversified Services, Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Barton Community College, Be Well Barton County, Best Western Angus Inn, Sunflower Bank, Wal-Mart, Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau, Office Products Incorporated, Farmers Bank and Trust of Great Bend, Volunteers in Action, Kansas Wildlife Federation, My Town, Senior Insurance Consultants of Kansas, Ellinwood and Hoisington High Schools, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Golden Belt Bicycle Company and Credit Union of America.