Earth Day chairwoman plans for final year as leader

December 08, 1992|By Greg Tasker | Greg Tasker,Staff Writer

Serving her final year as Mount Airy's Earth Day Committee chairwoman, Pam Brewer hopes to leave the group with two things: goals and money.

Ms. Brewer and Ron Shreve, a fellow Earth Day Committee member, last night persuaded the Town Council to allocate $400 for printing of T-shirts for a 10-kilometer race fund-raiser, planned for April 25, the day after Earth Day.

"We think it's a great idea," Ms. Brewer said. "We need money up front for T-shirts. Of course, if you run in a race you get a T-shirt. As people sign up and pay entry fees, we'll get some money back."

The council agreed to provide the money through the education fund of the recycling commission's budget.

"This could be very successful. Working it in with Earth Day would add a little more to it," said Councilman Billy Wagner.

The event is being sponsored and organized by Health Unlimited, a health club in Mount Airy. Ms. Brewer said the firm will provide the T-shirts and donate all proceeds for Earth Day activities.

"Part of the goal of Earth Day is to earn money so we can budget for next year," Ms. Brewer said. "People have been very generous in donating to us. After three years, we think it's time to start paying for materials."

Earth Day activities are slated for April 24. They include having Linganore High School students visit Mount Airy classrooms to educate third-graders on recycling; and an Earth Day Fair, featuring environmentally friendly products and groups, and environmental speakers from Frederick and Carroll counties.

For more information or to volunteer for Earth Day activities, call Ms. Brewer at (301) 831-5138.

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