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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 9:58 pm

Linear Park could be packed this morning as the Healthy Communities of Brownsville holds EarthFest 2013, which features the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle art exhibition.

EarthFest 2013 organizer Shannon Guerrero said the exhibition will feature artwork made from recycled materials.

The artworks were due last weekend and will be announced at EarthFest.

But the Farmers Market will also be active — as always — this morning, and there will be vendors, games, a small car show and lots of activities for children, Guerrero said.

“People should come out because it’s a free event that’s an opportunity to spend time with kids and families and enjoy activities,” she said.

Healthy Communities of Brownsville will also collect old tennis shoes that will be recycled into sports and playground materials that can be used worldwide.

“There will be vendors, three artisans from Oaxaca. We have a recycled art show. We have a fashionista show,” she said. “We will have our mobile recreation unit, which is a bunch of games and a giant slide. We have a lot of activities for kids.”

And it’s all free, but it’s also an opportunity to educate children about the importance of recycling, she said.

“We have to teach our kids today to start taking care of the earth tomorrow,” Guerrero said.

The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and it’s a chance for families to spend time together outdoors in one of Brownsville’s many parks.

“My main motivation behind this event is to get families out to our parks to spend time with each other and to enjoy the day,” Guerrero said. “All the other stuff is a bonus.”

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