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April 23, 2008                                                                              O.C. Garza: 485-3110


Air Quality Awareness Week

Celebration Set for May 3



(VICTORIA, TEXAS)  Air Victoria and Victoria Clean Cities invite the public to celebrate the fourth National Air Quality Awareness Week Celebration on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Pattie Dodson Health Center located at the intersection of Navarro and Airline in Victoria. The event will feature a first in Victoria--- a 100 foot tall hot air balloon where radio remotes will broadcast throughout the day.


“This event is all about having fun and celebrating clean air,” says Joni Brown, Environmental Programs Coordinator at the City of Victoria.  “We will have alternative fuel vehicles on display, a classic Chevy car show, barbeque, ice cream, music, giveaways, car care info and a jenny jump for the kids!”


This fourth annual event will feature the new Roush Ford F-150 truck, tractors and trucks that run on biodiesel, fuel saving devices and car care tips provided by event sponsors and vendors.  Event sponsors include the State Energy Conservation Office, International Power @ Coleto Creek, DuPont and EcoSystems.


According to research conducted in the Victoria area, more than 50% of local air pollution is attributed to the operation of gasoline and diesel powered equipment and vehicles.  “The public is invited to come enjoy this event and learn how to take good care of their car and keep the air clean,” says Ben Talamantez of EcoSystems.   


Event details are online at www.airvictoria.org and at www.victoriacleancities.org .  Companies interested in vendor space may contact Joni Brown, Air Quality Program Coordinator at (361)485-3235.