5 Earth Day Activities
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Over 5 million
Peeps Marshmallow Chicks are made each day at the Peeps factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Peeps candies have been the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy in the United States for more than a decade – even more popular than jelly beans. Peeps are sometimes jokingly described as the “indestructible” candy; however, most kids can devour them in seconds!
Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. Here are five simple ways to make this Earth Day a family affair. 1. Start a Compost Bin: Composting makes use of kitchen and garden scraps to create black gold, nutrients for the plants in your garden. 2. C heck Your Footprint: The Earth Day Network site has a Footprint Calculator that will show you how your lifestyle affects the environment. 3. G et Back in the Kitchen: By hitting the drive-through less often, you can reduce the amount of packaging material you contribute to landfills. 4. P lant a Seed: Planting a garden is one of the best ways to share the Earth with your children. 5. Volunteer: When you lend a hand on Earth Day, you help your neighbors and teach your children that becoming involved is worth one of your most precious gifts—your time.
Easter is considered one of the oldest and most joyous days on the Christian calendar. Also known as Resurrection Sunday or Pascha, the festival of redemption, Easter is the day Christians celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. Easter Sunday is also typically the most wellattended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.
April 16, 2017
4 million people
in over 5,000 communities in the U.S. will gather this April and May to take part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. If you and your family would like to be part of a Relay, visit www.relayforlife.org to find a location near you.
10 • April 2017
Say you saw it in the Gulf Coast Family Newspaper
Tuesday, 4/18 1861 was the first year the U.S. income tax was levied upon the American people. President Abraham Lincoln signed into law this revenue raising method to help the federal government pay for the expenses of the Civil War. Tax Day this year is April 18th, the last day on which tax returns can be mailed to avoid penalties. So mark your calendars and make sure to mail your return out on time to avoid some tax battles of your own.
Published on Apr 1, 2017
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