ARDMORE, OK - BancFirst Plaza, 310 W. Main Street, in Ardmore is where the 15th annual Earth 1st Expo will be held Saturday, April 21. This family-oriented, environmental fair offers a variety of things to keep everyone busy and entertained throughout the day. The outdoor event is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and brings over 5,000 people to downtown Ardmore. BancFirst, OG&E, KKAJ/KTRX/KYNZ/KVSO, and Ardmore Beautification Council are sponsors of the event.
Venders are being sought for: Sales of garden related items, goods made from recyclables, or things that are environmental and/or sustainable; Entertainment needs to be approximately 20-minutes in length and can include skits, dances, songs, etc. (it does not have to relate to the environment); and Kid’s Crafts that have an environmental component. Accepted craft exhibitors will be reimbursed up to $75.00 for materials (receipts required) and 750 - 1,000 of each craft needs to be prepared so an adequate supply is be available; and Environmental Displays.
There is no charge to be a vendor in the Expo, however it is optional for vendors to provide a door prize, valued at $25.00, and it is always appreciated. All vendor applications are reviewed for approval with applicants being notified after they have been accepted to participate.
Volunteers are needed to work the craft exhibits and can sign up for 2 or 4 hour shifts. Those signing up to work a craft exhibit will be provided instruction and supplies before the day of the event. Volunteers signing up by April 1 will receive a free Earth 1st Expo t-shirt.
Earth Day was established 42 years ago as a way to give respect to the Earth and identify ways we can preserve our natural resources for the future. Barbara Santee, Earth 1st Expo chair said, “This outstanding event is something the community looks forward to each spring. People buy their spring plants and want to see what we have that is new! This year Bob Longest is providing 5 piece Patio Set with cushions for our grand door prize! Door prizes are given away throughout the event and you do not have to be present to win. Children look forward to the crafts and environmental displays. For the first time, this year we are going to have jugglers, a session where juggling will be taught, and a monstrous new petting zoo. It will be a fun, exciting day for everyone involved!”
Exhibitor brochures may be obtained online at www.forabc.org or by calling (580) 223-2230.