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Halloween Family Movie Night was Fun!

By Allison Evans / November 1, 2022
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The Center for Coalfield Justice hosted a Halloween Family Movie Night on October 8th at Firefly Gardens in downtown Washington. Local teens from the Teen Center joined us, as did younger children and grandchildren of our members. Our evening started with a costume contest which had three categories: Scariest, Most Creative, and Best Overall. Everyone […]

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A report back from our first Harvest Festival

By Allison Evans / October 26, 2022
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We celebrated Fall and the beauty of Washington County on October 16th for our first annual Harvest Festival; it was a lovely Fall day spent with friends. We enjoyed a variety of warm homemade soups, homestyle dishes, and cozy drinks, and topped it off with fireside s’mores. There were plenty of things to do: We […]

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recap of details of the Fall Fundraiser

Thanks for Making Our Party in the Park Fundraiser a Success!

By Alex Downing / August 30, 2022
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On Saturday, August 20th, CCJ hosted our annual Party in the Park Fundraiser in the Stone Pavilion at Washington Park. The event raises funds to support CCJ’s mission of educating, empowering, and organizing coalfield residents around environmental and economic issues. This was our first time holding the event in-person since 2019, but our community came […]

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The 16th Annual DRYerson Festival Hinted at Ryerson’s Bright Future

By Alex Downing / June 30, 2022
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On Saturday, June 25th the Center for Coalfield Justice hosted our 16th annual DRYerson Festival at Ryerson Station State Park. Around 80 visitors of all ages attended the event to celebrate Greene County’s only state park. They were treated to delicious food from 5 Kidz Kandy, tie-dye, snacks, and games from CCJ staff, and great […]

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DRYerson Festival 2021: Finally Together Again!

By Sarah Martik / July 7, 2021
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We had a wonderful time at our 15th annual DRYerson festival! It is hard to believe it has been 16 years since we lost Duke Lake, but we are heartened to still gather as a community at Ryerson and celebrate what we have and have fought so hard to protect. On Saturday, June 26th we […]

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We had fun at our Kids’ Fishing Day at Dutch Fork Lake!

By Nick Hood / June 9, 2021
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The Dutch Fork Lake Free Kids’ Fishing day, offered by CCJ and the BCWA (Buffalo Creek Watershed Association), was a good time for all that came out. All but one of the young ones got to reel in a fish at some point during the day. Not only did participants get to do some fishing, […]

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