Bates College invites community for Earth Day celebration

Bates College invites residents of Lewiston and Auburn to Affirming Our Community, an Earth Day celebration starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building, 130 Central Avenue.

The gathering will feature a free barbecue and the distribution of spring planting bulbs on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be live music.

As the college’s president nears his retirement, at the end of June, the event presents “a good opportunity for members of the community to extend a farewell wish to Don and Ann Harward,” says Director of Alumni Relations Elizabeth Sheppard, who is organizing the festivities. Harward’s initiatives to strengthen the relationship between the college and the Twin Cities are likely to be remembered as an important legacy of his 13 years at Bates.

For more information about the event, call the Bates College Concierge at 207-786-6255.

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