Organizer Atty. Debra Weaver says this year’s festival will include more exhibits and activities, and will also feature a nationally-known speaker. The festival runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wick Park. ...... Weaver adds that Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-17) will make opening remarks at 10:30 a.m. in the Wick Park Pavilion. ...The Grey to Green coalition, as she likes to refer to it, is made up of members from the following groups and organizations: Youngstown State University, The Raymond John Wean Foundation, Grow Youngstown, Art Youngstown, Youngstown CityScapes, Defend Youngstown, Treez Please, the Green Team, Oakland Center for the Arts, Youngstown Litter Control and Recycling, Commonwealth Inc., the Northside Farmers Market, TCT Renewable Energy, Lien Forward Ohio, The Villa Shoppe, Mill Creek Metroparks, YSU SMARTS, Children’s Center for Science and Technology, Animal Charity, the Alliance for Climate Change, TimeBank Mahoning Watershed, the Audubon Society and other environmental organizations and businesses.
Count Greater Youngstown 2.0 as a member of the coalition. We will have a table at the festival manned by Mr. Peanut.