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Lawn-A-Thon Festival Set for Western Mass

Entertainer Dennis Caraher will be on hand to keep the kids smiling at the first Lawn-A-Thon Festival.

Entertainer Dennis Caraher will be on hand to keep the kids smiling at the first Lawn-A-Thon Festival.

Ready, set . . . play and learn. The first Lawn-A-Thon festival, combining old-fashioned outdoor games from around the world, along with educational opportunities and family entertainment, is set for historic Look Memorial Park in Florence, Mass., this Saturday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

SafeLawns founder Paul Tukey, co-author of the book, Tag, Ross & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games, will be on hand to lead the festivities with a brief speech followed by an afternoon of selected games including Hoop Trundling, Molkky, Sack Races, Ladder Golf and many more. He’ll also be available to sign copies of the book.

Tukey will be joined by Bernadette Giblin, a local organic turf consultant, who will demonstrate how to create a pesticide-free lawn, as well as local children’s entertainer Dennis Caraher, who will perform live.

This free event is run on behalf of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in its efforts to increase awareness and education about how to reduce pesticide use and prevent the contamination of local waters. If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Maria Scholl at Maria_s@turi.org, 978-934-4964.

About The Author

Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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