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Niagara County supports 'greening' of Art Festival

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Sat, Aug 5th 2017 09:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh, left, with Lewiston Council on the Arts Artistic Director Eva Nicklas.
Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh, left, with Lewiston Council on the Arts Artistic Director Eva Nicklas.
Lewiston Council on the Arts Artistic Director Eva Nicklas recently met with 2nd District Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh to express thanks for the legislature's support. Nicklas also was there to share information about the "greening" of Lewiston during the 51st annual Lewiston Art Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13.
The LCA - which sponsors the festival - and Modern Recycling will once again encourage attendees to recycle at the event. Center Street stations will remind patrons to be mindful about trash disposal and recycling.
As part of last year's Art Festival, 760 pounds of recyclables were diverted from the waste stream.
In addition, food vendors officially associated with the festival are prohibited from using any Styrofoam serviceware.
"Niagara County certainly commends the Lewiston Council on the Arts for their efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their festival, and I encourage other organizations to follow their lead," Wydysh said. "Their initiatives give thousands of visitors the opportunity to help keep our community clean while enjoying the event, and also teaches them about recycling efforts in the process. Hopefully, they will take these ideas home with them and continue to 'go green' in their everyday lives."

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