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INTERNET EXCLUSIVE: EcoFair360 set for this weekend



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July 14, 2010 | 08:40 AM
Lake Geneva's Peg Esposito said she hasn't been involved in city government since she lost the race for the Third District in April to Bill Mott.

But, that wasn't because of her defeat. Esposito told the City Council Monday night she has been working on EcoFair360, an event set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn.

Esposito handed out programs for the event and urged city officials to attend.

"This is about going green and staying green," she said.

The event includes several speakers, dozens of exhibits, displays and entertainment.

The keynote speaker will be Tom Feiza, known as "Mr. Fix It." He hosts a radio show on 620 WTMJ and writes for magazines and newspapers, and has written two books. He will talk about how to operate a home in a green manner.

Other speakers include Vandewalle and Associates planner Mike Slavney, who will talk about sustainability in Walworth County.

The program states why Walworth County is key to green technology.

"Even at the height of the summer season, people find quiet spots and simple pleasures. Walworth County has taken careful, balanced approach to development, which has maintained the quality of local life and the local landscape. This is why we came here originally, and why we believe this is the perfect location for new green businesses and industries."

The program also states, "Creating and brining the fair to you taught us much about Walworth County; how far we have come and how far we have yet to go in sustainable living. Let's hope EcoFair360 is just the first step toward a greener community for all of us."

On Friday and Saturday, the event is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults on Friday and $20 on Saturday and Sunday. A three-day pass costs $25. Parking is $5 per day.

For a full slate of events and more, log onto ecofair360.com.

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