Coatesville youth to host environmental awareness festival

A group of Coatesville youth will host a festival promoting environmental awareness Saturday at Gateway Park in the city.

Members of the Coatesville Youth Initiative’s ServiceCorps, a leadership development program sponsored by the Brandywine Health Foundation, will lead the 3d Annual Coatesville Recycling & Living Green Festival where the theme of the day will be  “Reuse-Recycle-Reduce.”

Area residents can sign up to receive a free recycling bin and drop off recyclable items including plastic, glass, computers, paper, cell phones and electronics. Artist Joe Boyle will create a sculpture out of the items turned in during the day. Children’s games, face painting and refreshments will also be offered.

The festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 50 South First Avenue, Coatesville. Admission is free. For information call 610-380-9080, ext. 110.