Sun and Fun! a community celebration of the environment, solar, and sustainability was held Saturday, August 22 from 10-3 pm here at Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street in Bennington. A perfect summer day with sun gave us lots of opportunities for fun. Sun-colored balloons joined the church’s solar panels high on the church roof. Displays and activities by at least 17 local groups en”light”ened visitors about solar power, local hiking and outdoor opportunities, community time-sharing, bee-keeping and much more. From 11-2 live music by the Cindy Legge Trio provided a high-energy mix of rock, pop, and country classics along with Cindy’s originals. Food was prepared by a local chef with ingredients from a local community-supported agriculture farm, and was raved about by visitors. Kids learned how to be good to our earth through a scavenger hunt, story time, face painting and s’mores made in solar ovens. “Compost” sundaes were a tasty way for kids and adults to learn about how to compost garden and kitchen debris.