By Fort Jackson Leader staff reportApril 11, 2014
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (April 10, 2014) -- Fort Jackson will celebrate Earth Day a few days early with a "Big Day Out" Saturday.
The event, which will take place at Semmes Lake, will begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K fun run in support of autism awareness and an active lifestyle.
Moncrief Army Community Hospital has several events planned from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. that aim to inform the community about the Army Performance Triad, which encompasses sleep, activity and nutrition. The events include information booths and a jump rope competition.
Recycling and Earth Day activities are scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Events include a recycling obstacle course, a planting station, a lake cleanup with cash prizes, a bike safety relay and a water conservation relay. A local beekeeper, Clemson Extension, Palmetto Pride and other organizations will provide exhibits.
The recycling regatta is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will race boats made from recyclable and repurposed materials. Prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded to teams and units.
A free lunch will be served at noon.