May First Friday was a lot of fun and we had some great weather to enjoy. The crown was out to enjoy the great day. My friends from R,E, Baker where there too and they introduced me too Green Gober. I let him come with me for the rest of the day and the next days event. We didn't stay very long though had another event the next day. Picture will be up soon!
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Bentonville Public Library asked me to join in there Earth Day event! I set up the the recycle game and they had my car just outside the doors. There where a lot of kids and parents there despite the rainy weather. They had games and different information on Earth Day. Several art project tables where set up for the little ones to make there own Earth to hang on a tree they had setup. Everyone had a lot of fun. Getting the car at the top of the steps was an event of its own as well as getting it back down. You can see it just outside the window in the top picture.
Last Friday I had the great honor to be the guest speaker at Bentonville High School Civics classes. I spoke in front of grades 9 through 12. I didn't talk to them about the same things that I teach in the younger grades put instead I showed them how volunteering for a good cause can change the planet and effect there future. I showed them the little things they do now will change the world around them. I hope that they realize that they can either be the "good guy" or the "bad guy" toward the planet and I encouraged them to be the "good guy". I also mentioned that I was going to a lake cleanup on Saturday and actually had some of them show up at the cleanup! In all I lost count around 500 young minds that I talked to that day but I think they got something out of it and I hope they will remember just a part of it in the future.
I was so Honored to accept the award from the Botanical Garden of the Ozark. I want to again thank the Mayor, David Wright the director from the Parks dept, Danielle Shasteen, Scott Kemmerzill and my beautiful wife Jeannie.
The whole event was great and I am proud to have received this wonderful award. I already bloged about the award so here are the pictures.
There will be a ceremony in my honor this Friday. I was very honored to be nominated and overwhelmed that I won. Several city officials nominated me for this wonderful award. Big thanks to Danielle Shasteen, Roland Pinault and Scott Kammerzell as well as the Mayor of Bentonville Bob McCaslin for nominating me.
The Botanical gardens of the Ozark has awarded me with a "Gardenfest Award" "Longstanding Green Leadership Award" (as i mentioned before) we are finely having the BIG Ceremony. The award ceremony was held April 24th of this year but due to a rain storm that knocked out the power to the gardens the ceremony had to be rescheduled. After a week or two they chose June 19th. Sadly my family and I had been planning a trip out of town for that week and there was no real way to change the our plans so I had to miss the ceremony. After talking to the gardens they said if I pick a place and a time they could hold a small ceremony. So I asked Downtown Bentonville Inc. If I could have it at the August First Fridays? And they said they would be honored to. I contacted everyone involved and the show is on.
this Friday at 5:00pm on the Walton Arts Center stage. A small group from the Botanical Gardens will present me with a 5ft tall Dogwood tree and a plaque with my name and award on on it. I will then donate the tree to the city to be planted in Orchard park. A large park being constructed just down the road from the square. The Mayor along with the the Director of the parks and recreation dept. will be there to except my tree as a donation into the park.
The tree will be planted in a beautiful park and will provide clean air an shade to everyone.
I normally don't like all this attention but everyone tells me that I deserve it. I look at it like this, If others can see what all I do to help Save The Planet! Then maybe they will do more to help out as well. So I guess the attention will help save the planet too. I hope :)