, 2023-04-18 17:00:00,
What’s more fitting for celebrating Earth Day than a bit of rain and wind?
Not enough to cause too much of an issue for the organizers of the Somerset Community College event, but just enough to cool down what was the promise of a warm spring day in Kentucky.
The Earth Day event took place Sunday — six days before the official Earth Day on Saturday April 22, on SCC’s campus. While the weather may have driven some of the displays indoors, it didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the attendees.
In fact, the large number of guests to turn out made the day a complete success, according to Kelly Johnson, the chair of the Earth Day committee and an associated professor of biology.
“I think people were really excited that we were having it again, so we’ve had a good crowd,” she said.
It was the first year back for the event, since COVID put the kibosh on 2020’s gathering. Plans had been in place and the event was just over a month away from happening before it had to be cancelled, Johnson said. Then, with the pandemic still taking place, 2021’s and 2022’s plans were scrapped as well.
But Johnson said 2023’s event worked out well.
“I’ve just really enjoyed seeing everyone on campus and having such a large crowd,” she said. “This is one of the largest events that we hold here at SCC each year, and just seeing the community out and taking advantage of our beautiful camps and…
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