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In Alexandria, it's time to rhyme for Earth Day

Annual poetry contest celebrates Earth Day and Poetry Month.

EP Environment
Lowell Anderson

ALEXANDRIA โ€” Youth and adults are invited to submit original poetry about their care for the earth to celebrate both Earth Day, which is Saturday, April 22, and Poetry Month, which is April.

The event is sponsored by Cherry Street Books, Douglas County Library, Citizens for Sustainable Future and Alexandria Area Indivisible.

Poems may be mailed or dropped of by Monday, April 3 at Cherry Street Books, 503 Broadway in Alexandria. E-mailed or social media submissions will not be accepted. Submissions should be identified with the writer's name and contact information. Students should include age with poem entry.

Two participants, one adult and one youth age 18 and under will be awarded a $25 gift certificate from Cherry Street Books. Everyone who enters will have a chance of winning. Poems will be posted and several will be read at the Earth Day celebration at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria on Saturday, April 22, 12-3 p.m.

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