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Go Green at the Fifth Annual Green Fair

Tips for a greener lifestyle, free yoga and a reptile menagerie are all factors of this year's Green Fair of the Chathams.

This year, the annual Green Fair of the Chathams will feature old favorites and new additions for the entire family.

The theme of this year's Green Fair, according to Green Initiatives Chair Cindy Steffens, "What You Can do to Live a Greener Lifestyle."

John Bitar, the chair of the Green Fair of the Chathams Committee, said vendors at the fair will offer "'green' products" for the home and garden, "and other participants on hand [will have] ideas to help you live a 'greener' lifestyle."

This year the fair added a free outdoor yoga lesson from Powerflow Yoga, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Rizzo's Reptiles, an animal menagerie from Dominic Rizzo, will show weird and wonderful animals from scorpions to snakes at 11:30 a.m. The reptile show is sponsored this year by Investor's Bank.

Residents can bring their sensitive documents between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for shredding, spare boks for donating to the Library of the Chathams and spare household furnishings for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore truck, which will be parked at Railroad Plaza North throughout the fair. Proceeds from donated furnishings will be used to renovate or build affordable housing for deserving families in need.

Throughout the day, Pascarella Bros. will serve breakfast and lunch from a booth at the fair, and Pur2O will provide free filtered tap water to people with reusable water bottles.

The Chatham Community Band will play thoughout the day, and several local environmental organizations will be on hand to help attendants learn to incorporate some "green" habits into their lives.

Chatham Borough Councilman Len Resto, the council's liaison to the Green Fair Committee, said, "There will be something for everyone of all ages to enjoy."

The Green Fair of the Chathams takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Reasoner Park, at the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Railroad Plaza in Chatham Borough.

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