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UPDATE: Celebrate Earth Day at the Perry Hall Mansion

Tree planting and grounds cleaning will be held at the Perry Hall Mansion on April 22.

In honor of Earth Day 2012, on Sunday, April 22, the will host a special community service opportunity for all interested volunteers.

Starting at 1 p.m. and continuing until 6 p.m., Friends members will work side by side with volunteers to conduct a comprehensive spring cleaning of the 4-acre grounds surrounding the historic at 3930 Perry Hall Rd. They plan to collect brush and debris, prune and trim shrubs and trees and cut the grass.

A highlight of the event will be a special tree planting ceremony, in commemoration of both Earth Day and Arbor Day, which will fall on April 27. Lunch and light refreshments will be available for all attendees, in addition to raffle prizes and other activities.

Interested volunteers are encouraged to RSVP to Jeff Smith, president of the Friends, at jeffwsmith@verizon.net. Volunteers may bring their own gloves and/or gardening tools.

Smith submitted the following update:

Given that the current weather forecast for the scheduled day of this event presently indicates rain for much of the day on Sunday, the Friends have arranged for an alternate rain-date.  Should Earth Day itself prove to be rainy, the event will be re-scheduled for Sunday, April the 29th, starting at 1pm at the Perry Hall Mansion.  Those interested in the event can check our website:  http://www.perryhallmansion.org/ to determine if the event has been re-scheduled.

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