Mary Cloud from Raptor Rehab of Kentucky in Louisville, handles a Red-tailed Hawk named Lady Hawk during raptor demonstration, Springfield Green Festival

“Springfield Green Festival a delight”

By Nick Schrager  ~  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:53 am

The Springfield Green Festival was hosted in Springfield Friday afternoon. According to the New Pioneers Director Sister Claire McGowan, the festival has been going on for six years. She said it’s come a long way since it began. “I think we have a lot more variety and diversity,” McGowan said. “We have more vendors, for one thing.” One of the biggest sights for folks was a section on raptors. “I think the addition of the raptors, giving people a chance to see wonderful wild creatures up close is a great addition this year,” she said. McGowan said there was also a good variety of food vendors, craft vendors and educational booths. “I’m very pleased with the number of vendors and the quality of the vendors,” she said. The whole point of the festival is to get people outside to have a good time while learning about sustainability. “It’s like a mixed opportunity of doing things that are enjoyable but also learning new things,” McGowan said. “It’s encouraging people to think sustainably and learn how we can take better care of Earth at a time when that is a big, big need.” McGowan added the festival couldn’t have been possible without its sponsors, vendors and patrons. “We’re hoping there will be a lot of different people here from a lot of different counties,” she said.

 

 

 

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