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Spring has sprung and Wilmington is greener than ever


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- halyburton park was greener than ever this weekend as it hosted the 1st annual Green Spring Carnival.

The city of Wilmington Public Services Department joined with local businesses teaching kids the value of recycling.

The carnival had games and crafts along with live music from the broccoli brothers band.

Folks also took part in a collaborative art project, tying plastic grocery bags together then woven into a large recycling symbol.

The event also had an art contest, Noble Middle School 7th grader Mia Rose won.

Her poster will be blown up and used as artwork in the city.

Wilmington Recycling Outreach and Education intern Lisa Utsumi organized the family event. She said, "It's really the young people that are really good about recycling and making an effort to help the environment." She said, "I think if they feel more empowered they'll be able to influence their parents."

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Broccoli Brothers Band

We attended this event and we LOVED the Broccoli Brothers Band. They had songs about healthy habits and cool puppets that interacted so well with the kids. Our daughter wants to have them play at her next birthday party and we are considering hiring them to play at an annual fundraiser that I help manage to give parents with children incentive to attend the event. We think the Broccoli Brothers are the best family oriented band in Southeastern North Carolina.

RE: Broccoli Brothers Band

We agree... our kids really enjoyed them, but so did we!!! Family band is an accurate description because as parents, we have heard a lot of music that's great for kids but not so great for the parents... but the Broccoli brothers are fantastic for the whole family. Thumbs up!