Cemex To Host 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration
By Jenna Emerson
CEMEX hosted its 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration at its Sumter County Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 22. The celebration—now a longstanding local tradition—is the result of a partnership between CEMEX, its vendors and a variety of local businesses, aimed at strengthening environmental awareness and stewardship.
As in previous years, visitors ate free of charge, received a complimentary recyclable shopping bag and were entered into gift drawings. Guests were able to revisit all the activities and exhibits they know and love, as well as the event’s most popular attractions, such as:
- A guided trip through CEMEX’s operations.
- The Audubon Birds of Prey exhibit, which included a Bald Eagle and Falcon for all to enjoy.
- Children could once again play archeologist at the Thomas E. Langley Medical Center’s fossil dig.
- And of course, Grumpy’s Ice Cream Stand, made an appearance to satisfy the ever-growing demand for ice cream by young and old alike.
CEMEX’s 10th Annual Earth Day wouldn’t have been complete without a few additions. CEMEX displayed a new Pollinator Garden, as well as a large habitat themed Sand Art Display, made with CEMEX sand. Kids also had the opportunity to put on their complimentary CEMEX hard hats and explore a Loader and Mixer in the “Touch a Truck” area.
CEMEX’s Annual Earth Day Celebration is always a wonderful time of local fellowship and celebration. Central Florida residents of all ages are invited to join us next year for the exciting day of free food, prizes and environmental-related educational activities.