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Texoma Earth Day - 'Learning Green'
By Allen Rich
Apr 27, 2015

Sherman -- After a three-inch rain Friday, Mother Nature smiled on the 6th Annual Texoma Earth Day Festival Saturday.  Blue skies and mild spring temperatures graced this event that featured environmental speakers and workshops, art, live music, recycling, pet adoptions, Trashion II - A Trash Fashion Show, a demonstration on creating sleeping mats for the homeless from plastic shopping bags, a presentation by a certified animal behavior consultant, food vendors, children's activities, and a blood drive.

"Learning Green" was the theme for this year's Texoma Earth Day Festival held on Sherman Municipal Grounds and keynote speaker was Dr. Keith Kisselle, associate professor of biology and the academic chair of environmental studies at Austin College, discussed common concerns regarding climate change and the effects it is having on plant life and wildlife in the Texoma area.

While Little Goddess Trybe danced on Sherman Municipal Lawn, Lanny Joe Burnett, Dr, Gary Sisson and friends entertained inside Sherman Municipal Building.

Vendors were on hand with a wide assortment of flowers, vegetables and landscaping ideas.

“Trashion—II,” a second edition of Grayson College’s Art Department’s popular “trash fashion” show from last year’s festival, featured clothing made from “found items” and new designs by art students this year, modeled on the Municipal Lawn “runway.”

Music on the Gazebo Main Stage included S&S Children's Choir, Sherman High School Singsations, Philip Ferguson & Texas True, students and faculty from the music department at Grayson College, Sand Dollar Rodeo, and local favorites, Bad Hat.

photos by Allen Rich