April 2011

Daffodils and Irises are my favorite flowers. They signal the dawning of early spring and I certainly hope the warm weather is here to stay. That's right, Spring has Sprung and the Town of Lexington is doing our part all month long to celebrate the environment.

Festivities actually started in March when 82 residents participated in the Fifth Annual Lexington Cleanup, collecting one ton of trash (2,000 lbs). The event focused on litter prevention and participants collected trash along Main St., Butler St., S. Church St., Hendrix St., Gibson Rd. and S. Lake Dr.

Our carbon footprint is growing every day and the Town is proud to support several events centered around Earth Day, April 22.

On Friday, April 29 from 10am - 6pm at Saluda Shoals Park, Lexington County and its partner agencies is hosting the 2nd Annual Energy Expo and Fair Housing Event. Residents can learn about energy efficiency, check out the latest hybrid vehicles and participate in a CFL light bulb exchange.

Also on April 30, from 8am - 2pm at the State Farmers Market, SCDHEC, the Town of Lexington and several partner agencies will host an E-Cycle event. Residents will have an opportunity to bring in their old electronics (computers, monitors, printers, TV's, etc) for proper recycling. This event is to help educate the public on the new state law, which goes into effect on July, 1, 2011, banning ALL electronics from landfills.

Finally, the Town is excited to announce our newest environmentally friendly venture, the Town of Lexington Farmers Market. The Market will host a special kick-off in May and will formally open for business in June and run through October. Stay tuned to next month's Town Topics for more details! Have a great Spring!