With prominent wind turbines at Lincoln Electric and William Sopko and Sons, the City of Euclid has embraced alternative energy in recent years. This weekend, the lakefront city hosts the inaugural Euclid Wind Festival
, which celebrates breezes by offering wind-themed crafts, food, live music, artwork and exhibits on wind energy.
Billed as "downtown Euclid's biggest party of the summer" according to a press release from the Shore Cultural Centre, the event will feature artists creating wind-themed works on site, live woodwind music and a giant wind chime.
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo
), a nonprofit organization that advocates for wind energy development in Northeast Ohio, will educate visitors about wind energy and host an exhibit showcasing winning designs from the 2012 Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair.
The Euclid Wind Festival will take place on Saturday, July 7th from 11 am until 7 pm on the grounds of the Shore Cultural Centre at 291 East 222nd St. The event is sponsored by Shore, the City of Euclid and the Euclid Chamber of Commerce.
Source: Shore Cultural Centre
Writer: Lee Chilcote