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Rapid City celebrates Earth Day

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Saturday people in Rapid City had a chance to support local businesses, learn a few things ... and help save the planet.

Main Street Square went green as it hosted its second annual Earth Day celebration.

People could bring their old tennis shoes and small electronics to be recycled.

Plus a number of local organizations and businesses showcased booths to show how they are earth friendly.

And to show why being earth friendly is important, kids and adults alike got up close and personal with nature. Animal displays were provided from the Black Hills Raptor Center and Reptile Gardens.

Organizers say being green feels good, and that feeling can be contagious.

"We recycle here on the plaza. It's the right thing to do for our community and our Earth. And with Earth Day on Monday, we couldn't be happier to have the event here at Main Street Square," said Megan Karbowski, Executive Director of Main Street Square.

The main entertainment featured Steve Trash. The eco hero delighted the kids in the audience with magic tricks, all while providing an important message about being eco - friendly to future generations.

This event is part of the world - wide celebration called Mobilize the Earth -- showcasing the 43rd annual Earth Day.

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