La Crosse’s Earth Fair thrives, attendees enjoy natural beauty

Recycling Fair returns as well, offers free electronics, document recycling

A little rain didn’t keep people from attending Earth Day celebrations around La Crosse Sunday.

A celebration of the Earth Day weekend highlighted ways to keep our environment clean, stay healthy, and have fun while doing it.

La Crosse’s Earth Fair is an annual event that gets people outdoors celebrating the natural beauty of our area. From live music to a wide variety of vendors, to their own Farmer’s Market, the festivities draw about 2,000 people each year.

While the light rain Sunday morning may not have been ideal weather it didn’t keep attendees from having a good time.

“It’s just a fun event, everybody’s in good spirits, just a lot of things for people to come and do all day long and learn about different things,” said Earth Fair Co-Chair Erica Black.

And the Recycling Fair returned with the festivities, giving fest goers a chance to get rid of unwanted electronics and documents in an environmentally friendly way.

The annual drop off is made possible by the Gateway area Boy Scouts of America and the Firefighters Credit Union.

“This has been going all morning. We’ve had people lining up a half an hour before. Our line is stretched all down the streets, almost to the front of Emerson school, so we have had steady traffic, we have not had a break all day,”s aid Recycling Fair Chari Tammy Schmidtz.

Along with taking old electronics and shredding documents the group was also accepting scrap metal and donations for the WAFER food pantry.

Proceeds from the dropped off scrap metal will be donated to local Boy Scouts groups.