Earth stewardship program

MANSFIELD -- An awards ceremony Friday will mark the conclusion of the 25th Anniversary Earth Stewardship Celebration.

The awards ceremony will recognize the projects, organizations, sponsors, and participants who have made the Earth Stewardship Celebration a success, including those who participated in the 10th Annual Take Pride Contest.

The 10th annual Take Pride Contest will have 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place award winners in each of the following categories: Business/Government; Schools; Neighborhood; and Non-Profit/Church, who submitted before and after photos of their projects.

The grand prize award is the People’s Choice Award, determined by votes via the Earth Stewardship Celebration Facebook Page.

The awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. will be at the Gazebo in Central Park in downtown Mansfield. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be inside at DLX on the square downtown.

The community is invited to join in the celebration to recognize the culmination of the projects completed throughout the months of April, May, June, July and August, and those who have given of their time, money, and energy to make Mansfield/Richland County a more beautiful place to work and live.

Members of the Earth Stewardship Steering Committee the City of Mansfield; Downtown Mansfield, Inc.; Friends of Mansfield Parks; Mansfield in Bloom; North End Community Improvement Collaborative; OSU Extension' Richland Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development; Richland County Regional Solid Waste Management Authority; Richland Public Health; and the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District.

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