MONROE – The Down to Earth Day Festival and 5K Race April 14 will give Union County residents a chance to learn more about leading more environmentally friendly lives.
The 5K starts at 8 a.m. It costs $20 to participate. Find more information and sign up at the event website, www.sportoften.com.
The festival follows the race at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Monroe, running until 2 p.m. It will focus on eco-friendly practices people can follow at home, as well as provide a place for people to drop off recyclable materials like tires, appliances and chemicals. There also will be a commercial shredder for people to destroy documents with personal information.
A new Chevy Volt, courtesy of Hendrick Chevrolet, will be on hand, and runners can see how the electric car is charged. The event also includes pet adoptions, exhibits, kids’ crafts and live music.
Find more information on the festival by calling Mandy Vari at 704-282-5797.