CINCINNATI - The main stage at Sawyer Point turned into a fashion show Saturday as Tri-State children competed for best costume made entirely from recycled materials in honor of Earth Day.
"It's helping them think of different ways to use different items they might otherwise throw out or maybe recycle to reuse," said Sarah Fortin with the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition. "They choose which ways to reuse them and make costumes."
Students in third through seventh grades competed from St. Aloysius in Green Township, St. Teresa of Avila in West Price Hill, Twenhofel Middle School and Summit View Middle School in Independence. The costumes included a dress made from items found inside Easter baskets, another dress from Easter candy wrappers, newspapers used to make an elephant man and a ninja outfit with nunchucks made from paper towel holders and aluminum foil.
The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition and the Environmental Protection Agency hosted the event as part of the 42nd annual Earth Day celebration. The coalition is a community of non profit organizations, businesses, government agencies and individuals from the Tri-State who work together to promote the environment.
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