SC plantation promotes eco-friendly Easter

CHARLESTON, SC - CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - They're celebrating Easter at a plantation on the South Carolina coast by being good to the earth.

The event on Saturday at Middleton Place Plantation near Charleston features paper mache eggs instead of plastic. It will also features hand-crafted eggs made out of clay.

Children can see how natural items such as vegetables, plants and flowers are used to make dye for eggs and there are new lambs, chicks and bunnies for kids to enjoy.

Middleton Place on the Ashley River dates to the 1700s and was home to four generations of Middletons. They include the president of the First Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a South Carolina governor and a signer of the Ordinance of Secession before the Civil War.

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