SGI is proud to call Adams County and its surrounding areas home, and we love nothing more than finding opportunities to connect and interact with the community – especially when it involves being outdoors. Last month, we were thrilled to be part of two dynamic events that offered us the chance to get to know our neighbors a little bit better – the Renfrew Institute for Environmental Studies’ Earth Day festival and the Carroll Valley Fishing Derby.
We consider our responsibility to protect and preserve wildlife and the local environment to be one of our most important priorities, and we were happy to celebrate the many gifts of Mother Nature alongside our fellow community members on April 27. It was a wonderful afternoon of education, art, music, food, earth-friendly activities, and most importantly, family fun.
The Earth Day festival was an excellent chance to connect directly with our neighbors and partners in Adams County to discuss SGI’s commitment to the environment and our work within the community. SGI also created a “granule art” station, where kids created more than 100 art projects using colorful granules produced at the Charmian facility. Other visitors to SGI’s booth also had a chance to learn a little bit about the rocks and minerals found here in Adams County and their important role in creating shingles that protect each and every one of our homes.
“The best parts of the day – besides watching so many excited kids create some incredible granule art – was meeting local residents and telling them about our business, sharing information about what we bring to the community, and uniting in a commitment to protect our shared home,” said SGI Charmian employee Kevin Kelly, who staffed SGI’s booth at the event.
We know that so many folks living in Adams County – including SGI employees – are passionate about the environment and all the recreation opportunities it provides. That’s why on April 28, we were also proud to sponsor the Carroll Valley Fishing Derby. The Derby was organized by Chester Sanders, a Charmian employee, in partnership with Carroll Valley Parks & Recreation. The event was a huge success, bringing out nearly 200 local children to fish in Tom’s Creek. SGI’s sponsorship provided bait for the participants as well as a number of prizes that were given out over the course of the day.
Learn more about SGI’s involvement in the Adams County community and our commitment to the environment by visiting the SGIcommunity.com homepage.