LACEY HOSTS 13TH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FAIR
LACEY, WA, April 29, 2010: As Earth Day reaches its 40-year milestone, the Lacey Alternative Energy Fair celebrates its 13th year highlighting alternative energy choices and uses on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Huntamer Park from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event features multiple informational booths, displays, an electric car race, and a fuel economy competition.
Visitors to the event can preview the latest in automotive innovation by inspecting vehicles powered by electricity, propane, bio-diesel, and other alternative fuels. Or, see how everyday appliances are adopting green technology. Event displays also feature high efficiency construction techniques and solar power applications.
The highlight of Lacey Alternative Energy Fair is the Lacey Grand Prix (all electric car race). Drivers compete against one another for the most laps within an hour. The event features two races; the High School Team Race begins at 11:30 a.m. and an Open Division Race begins at 1:00 p.m. High school teams from both Washington and Oregon will compete for top honors as well as Lacey’s own River Ridge High School.
For the 3rd consecutive year, the Lacey Alternative Energy Fair will include the “Lacey MPG Rally,” a vehicular economy run. The rally challenges participants to drive a 90-mile course with the goal of beating the EPA miles per gallon rating for their personal vehicle. Drivers will also learn tips and tricks that can save money at the gas pump!
The objective of the Alternative Energy Fair is to bring a variety of informational resources and demonstrations to one location to highlight alternative sources of power and energy conservation. Event sponsors for the 13th annual Lacey Alternative Energy Fair include: Puget Sound Energy; 94.5FM Roxy; Lacey Collision; Hanson Motors; ACME Fuel; Olympic Regional Clean Air Agency; Interstate Batteries; and Cut Rate Auto Parts.
Lacey’s Huntamer Park is located at 7th and Woodland Sq Loop SE. For more information about the Lacey Alternative Energy Fair, contact Lacey Parks & Recreation Department at 360-491-0857, or visit the City of Lacey’s website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us.
- Jeannette Sieler, Recreation Supervisor; (360) 438-2631; email@example.com