Kiddos of all ages enjoy Earth Day festivities in South Park

The weather was perfect for Saturday's Earth Day Celebration in South Park. More than 1,000 people attended the festivities.

We handed out more than 250 Frisbees at the WellCommons booth. It was great to see all of the kids — and kids at heart — playing with them!

Here are some photos from the event:

Jonathan Kealing and Jessica Schilling, of The World Company, hand out Frisbees during Earth Day activities Saturday, April 16, 2011, in South Park. They were at the booth for WellCommons and SunflowerHorizons, two community-based websites. WellCommons recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and it about wellness.

Jonathan Kealing and Jessica Schilling, of The World Company, hand out Frisbees during Earth Day activities Saturday, April 16, 2011, in South Park. They were at the booth for WellCommons and SunflowerHorizons, two community-based websites. WellCommons recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and it about wellness. by Karrey Britt

These boys were playing with their Frisbees during the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. They stopped just long enough to capture a photo. They said they went to school together last year at Cordley. This year, two of them are attending Central Junior High School.

These boys were playing with their Frisbees during the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. They stopped just long enough to capture a photo. They said they went to school together last year at Cordley. This year, two of them are attending Central Junior High School. by Karrey Britt

From left, Erica King, 11, Carly McClung, 11, and Abby King, 6, all of Lawrence, enjoy the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in South Park.

From left, Erica King, 11, Carly McClung, 11, and Abby King, 6, all of Lawrence, enjoy the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in South Park. by Karrey Britt

Prairie Moon Waldorf School, which recently was named a Kansas Green School of the Year, had a booth at the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. From left, Dana Atwood-Blaine and Amy Stevenson, teach Raiden Garcia, 11, Lawrence, how to make a God's Eye. It is made from yarn and two sticks.

Prairie Moon Waldorf School, which recently was named a Kansas Green School of the Year, had a booth at the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. From left, Dana Atwood-Blaine and Amy Stevenson, teach Raiden Garcia, 11, Lawrence, how to make a God's Eye. It is made from yarn and two sticks. by Karrey Britt

Thayu Kimori, 8, and her sister Wendo, 6, both of Lawrence, picked up Frisbees at the WellCommons booth during the Earth Day Celebration in South Park.

Thayu Kimori, 8, and her sister Wendo, 6, both of Lawrence, picked up Frisbees at the WellCommons booth during the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. by Karrey Britt

Lexi Grigg, 7, left, and Emily Esparza, 9, play with Lexi's new 9-week-old puppy in South Park during the Earth Day Celebration. The puppy's name will be Suzy or Susie — the family hasn't decided yet.

Lexi Grigg, 7, left, and Emily Esparza, 9, play with Lexi's new 9-week-old puppy in South Park during the Earth Day Celebration. The puppy's name will be Suzy or Susie — the family hasn't decided yet. by Karrey Britt

Winslow Parker, 2, of Lawrence, was playing during the Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in South Park. His mother is Elizabeth Garrett.

Winslow Parker, 2, of Lawrence, was playing during the Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in South Park. His mother is Elizabeth Garrett. by Karrey Britt

Eli Ditto, 6, left, and Daniel Rojo, 8, both of Lawrence, were playing with Frisbees and chasing each other around South Park during the Earth Day Celebration.

Eli Ditto, 6, left, and Daniel Rojo, 8, both of Lawrence, were playing with Frisbees and chasing each other around South Park during the Earth Day Celebration. by Karrey Britt

Eight-year-old Daniel Rojo, Lawrence, shows off his hula-hooping talents during the Earth Day Celebration in South Park.

Eight-year-old Daniel Rojo, Lawrence, shows off his hula-hooping talents during the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. by Karrey Britt

Blaise Brewer, 5, of Lawrence, tosses a Frisbee to his mom, Alice, at the Earth Day Celebration in South Park.

Blaise Brewer, 5, of Lawrence, tosses a Frisbee to his mom, Alice, at the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. by Karrey Britt

Regan Ramp, left, watches over The Merc's booth at the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. People were decorating reusable shopping bags. By Earth Day, April 22, The Merc — at Ninth and Iowa streets — will no longer carry plastic bags.

Regan Ramp, left, watches over The Merc's booth at the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. People were decorating reusable shopping bags. By Earth Day, April 22, The Merc — at Ninth and Iowa streets — will no longer carry plastic bags. by Karrey Britt

From left, Ella Diederich, 8, and her brother Owen, 5, decorate reusable bags with some help from their mom, Becca Diederich. They were at The Merc's booth at the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at South Park.

From left, Ella Diederich, 8, and her brother Owen, 5, decorate reusable bags with some help from their mom, Becca Diederich. They were at The Merc's booth at the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at South Park. by Karrey Britt

Kathy Smith, Lawrence, and her great-grandson Dylon Towne, 9 months, attend the Earth Day Celebration in South Park.

Kathy Smith, Lawrence, and her great-grandson Dylon Towne, 9 months, attend the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. by Karrey Britt

Ava Lee, 4, left, and Lulu Myers-Arenth, 6, both of Lawrence, enjoy the Earth Day festivities in South Park.

Ava Lee, 4, left, and Lulu Myers-Arenth, 6, both of Lawrence, enjoy the Earth Day festivities in South Park. by Karrey Britt

Jonah Drake, 10, and Zane Drake, 8, both of Tonganoxie, enjoy the Earth Day Celebration in South Park.

Jonah Drake, 10, and Zane Drake, 8, both of Tonganoxie, enjoy the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. by Karrey Britt

Milo Bitters, 6, of Lawrence, was tossing three Frisbees at a time during the Earth Day Celebration in South Park.

Milo Bitters, 6, of Lawrence, was tossing three Frisbees at a time during the Earth Day Celebration in South Park. by Karrey Britt

William Bond, left, throws a Frisbee to his father, Billy. They were enjoying the Earth Day festivities in South Park. They both are from Basehor.

William Bond, left, throws a Frisbee to his father, Billy. They were enjoying the Earth Day festivities in South Park. They both are from Basehor. by Karrey Britt

Chloe Burns, left, and Laura Kennard, both 13 and Southwest Junior High School students, enjoyed the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at South Park. More than 1,000 people attended the event that had 75 earth-friendly booths.

Chloe Burns, left, and Laura Kennard, both 13 and Southwest Junior High School students, enjoyed the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at South Park. More than 1,000 people attended the event that had 75 earth-friendly booths. by Karrey Britt

Jennifer Berman, Lawrence, rode her bicycle about two miles to the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011,  in South Park. She was the 30th bicyclist to use the Complete Streets' bicycle valet service. She checked her bicycle in at 12:30 p.m.

Jennifer Berman, Lawrence, rode her bicycle about two miles to the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in South Park. She was the 30th bicyclist to use the Complete Streets' bicycle valet service. She checked her bicycle in at 12:30 p.m. by Karrey Britt

A Lawrence Complete Streets advocacy group offered valet parking for bicycles at the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in South Park. Complete Streets are streets designed with all users in mind including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

A Lawrence Complete Streets advocacy group offered valet parking for bicycles at the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in South Park. Complete Streets are streets designed with all users in mind including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

Tagged: outdoors, Earth Day, physical activity, The Merc, Prairie Moon Waldorf School

Comments

Kris Adair 3 years, 8 months ago

Great pictures, Karrey. Thanks for sharing!

RKLOG 3 years, 8 months ago

It's a pretty cute affair all around. This ought to give the kids some positive associations with environmentalism when they grow up.

Eugehne Normandin 3 years, 8 months ago

Are the Frisbees made from recycled materials?

Karrey Britt 3 years, 8 months ago

Not sure. I will have to ask the marketing director. They were made in the USA. From a health perspective, it was good to see all of the kids spending time outdoors, laughing, and getting exercise.

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