March 3, 2011 (Santee) -- Grab your gardening gloves and head on out to the SanTree Fest, a fun family event in Santee. Guests can volunteer to help plant over 50 trees or assist with river cleanup, enjoy live musical entertainment, sample healthy foods, enjoy kid crafts, and visit interactive environmental booths.
On our visit last year, some booths were also giving away plants, flowers, and even a potted pine tree. Kids and grown-ups had fun getting dirty--while helping to beautify the community.
The Bow Canyon band will be paying live Bluegrass music on a newly constructed outdoor ampitheater stage. Bring chairs and blankets if you wish to linger and enjoy the performance.
Restaurants including Souplantation, Cafe 67, Olive Garden and the Farmers Market will offer samples of foods. There will also be water, fruit, cookies and other food items provided by the City of Santee.
Dogs on leashes are welcome, provided you bring doggie bags for cleanup.
This event is free and open to all. SanTree Fest runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 5 at the Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Drive in Santee. Festivities will take place rain or shine. Hats, sunscreen, and close-toed shoes are recommended.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and shovels, and must fill out a waiver form.