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Earth Day activities abound in Alexandria area

Children make suncatchers at Douglas County Library.

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Classmates Rowan Klaahsen and Caleb Flatt of Alexandria cut out green and blue Earth colors for their suncatchers at the Douglas County Library on Saturday, April 9.
Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

ALEXANDRIA — Dozens of children used scissors, bright scraps of plastic and their imaginations to create Earth-shaped suncatchers at the Douglas County Library Saturday morning, April 9.

The activity was held as part of Earth Day, which will take place Friday, April 22.

Several other activities are planned in the Alexandria area this month in conjunction with Earth Day. Teens were invited to "upcycle" or creatively reuse items by turning them into terrariums at the library on Monday, April 11.

On Saturday, April 23, a "Love the Earth" event will take place at Big Ole Central Park that's open to everyone. There will be music, food, fun, speakers and the opportunity to learn how to help protect the Earth.

See today's Life section for more details about the "Love the Earth" event.

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Daria and Fieryosi Thomas of Alexandria show the finished suncatchers they put together at the Douglas County Library as part of Earth Day month.
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Danielle Olson helps her children, Levi, left, and Danika, work on suncatchers at the Douglas County Library.
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Elise Bowser, left, and her brother Bridger of Starbuck put together suncatchers at the Douglas County Library on Saturday morning, April 9.
Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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