Earth Day Celebration in the Port City

APRIL 22, 2006 -- Several local organizations tolerated the rain on Saturday to show they care about the environment.

An event was held at Hugh McRae Park to celebrate Earth Day.

Booths were set up by several vendors who showcased their green thumbs, and knowledge of nifty ways to keep our environment clean.

One of those innovations came from the Cape Fear Biodiesel Club.

They had a biodiesel tank set up encouraging people to stay away from costly petroleum.

There were Earth Day celebrations held across the nation on Saturday.

Reported by Nicole Ferguson