Briggs, Ardmore Initiative to hold Family GreenFest


State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, is holding his 3rd Annual Family GreenFest in collaboration with the Ardmore Initiative.

The event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Schauffele Plaza, 12 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. Rain date is Sunday, June 24.

The event will focus on sustainable practices for living green and will provide attendees with the ideas and tools needed to live a more eco-friendly life.

Briggs said this event brings together local, state and national organizations to offer information about ways residents can save energy and live more sustainably.

The event will also include music courtesy of, a moon bounce, Helmet Safety information provided by Bryn Mawr Hospital, seed giveaways, giveaways for kids, live animals, ambulance tours and a fire truck. 

Some of the local groups are providing activities families can participate in such as a “Geopardy Game” presented by Valley Forge Young Friends, or Rain Stick Making by the Clear Air Council.  Families can learn how to make their own compost bin with Lower Merion Environmental Advisory Council or learn how to become a Master Gardener with PSU Extension. 

"This is a fun and informative event for the whole family," Briggs said. "We will have useful information for adults on how to live, work and play green, and plenty of fun activities for kids."

On-site recycling will be available, as well as small electronics recycling provided by ECOvanta, and document shredding services by ProShred. 

Briggs has also asked those attending to bring non-perishable food items to drop off for his annual Summer Food Drive.

Residents seeking more information may contact Briggs' local office at 610-768-3135.