Bob Werkhoven, mayor of Valley City, and Steven W. Shirley, president of Valley City State University, signed a joint Earth Day proclamation at the Valley City Commission Meeting held April 15 at City Hall in Valley City.
In signing the proclamation, Mayor Werkhoven and President Shirley pledged “to use this Earth Day…as a reminder of our duty to serve the best interests of our constituents by supporting environmental initiatives in our city and university, and to encourage others to undertake similar actions.”
The proclamation was signed a week ahead of Earth Day—April 22, 2013—which will be celebrated in Valley City with a VCSU-hosted Earth Day Festival at Medicine Wheel Park from 5:00–9:00 p.m., Monday, April 22. (In case of inclement weather, the Earth Day Festival will be held in Osmon Fieldhouse on the VCSU campus.)
The festival will include musical performances, children’s activities and games, and informational tables emphasizing earth-friendly practices and products. Visit www.vcsu.edu/earthday
for more information.