By Amanda Kim Stairrett

Killeen Daily Herald

FORT HOOD – Fort Hood is set to celebrate Earth Fest Friday, a tradition that has lasted for more than 10 years.

In recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day, military families and the local communities are invited for a free day of fun from 3 to 11 p.m. at Hood Stadium.

People can enjoy free food and beverages provided by the USO, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Redbull.

Other features of the event include environmental displays, the Budweiser Girls, inflatables, skydivers and lots of door prizes.

There will be four live bands, featuring Bugz with Friends, Maren Morris,Wicked Brew and Johnny Cooper.

It is an event for everyone: children, families and even single soldiers," said Christine Luciano, outreach coordinator for the Department of Public Works' Environmental Division. "The best part is that it is all free."

Also during the event, Fort Hood will be presented the Secretary of the Army Sustainability Award for its Tree City USA designation by the Texas Forest Service.

The post is also being recognized for its memorandum of understanding with the cities of Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove and Gatesville for the Sustainable Communities Initiative, in which all work together to develop and achieve regional environmental goals.

A ceremonial tree-planting will take place in recognition of Arbor Day.

Contact Amanda Kim Stairrett at or (254) 501-7547.

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