FAIRFIELD — A kids fishing derby at the pond of the Fairfield Civic Center is part of an Earth Day celebration Saturday in the city.
Composting demonstrations, eco-friendly products and practices, entertainment, food vendors, pet adoption, free confidential paper shredding, e-waste collection and prizes are part of the event, which takes place from 8 a.m. to noon.
The fishing derby is available to children between the ages of 3 and 15 and special needs children of all ages. The derby will provide participants with T-shirts, rods and reels, tackle kits and bait to fish the pond. Trophies and raffle prizes will be awarded at the end of the event.
Registration will be limited to the first 250 children who register. An attending adult is required to fill out and sign a medical release form for children who participate.
Preregistration is available for special needs children at 425-9792 or by visiting www.kidsdayoffishing.org. Sign-in for the general public will begin at 7:30 a.m. prior to the fishing derby at 8:30 a.m.
The pond is located at 1200 Civic Center Drive in Fairfield.
Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]