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Toyota Indiana hosts Gibson, Vanderburgh, and Posey County third-graders at YMCA Camp Carson

April 25th, 2013

PRINCETON, Ind. – For the 13th consecutive year, Toyota Indiana invited all Gibson County third-grade student to YMCA Camp Carson to celebrate Earth Month. This year we expanded our invitations to include some Posey and Vanderburgh county schools. North Elementary and Caze Elementary contributed to 140 additional students participating in our annual day camp. We hope to expand even further in the following years.

Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden’s outreach program also presented its “Food Webs” program to educate students on the flow of energy through an ecosystem.  To end the day, The Magic Gardener performed his environmental magic show, and children were given a small Colorado Blue Spruce tree to take home and plant with their families.

“Preserving our environment is a top priority for us at Toyota,” said Toyota Indiana spokeswoman Kelly Dillon.  “We hope to teach the children who participate in Earth Camp just how fun and easy protecting their planet can be.”

About Toyota Indiana:

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana began production in Princeton, Ind., in 1998.  Today, TMMI employs about 4,500 team members from the Tri-State.  Inside the 4-million-square-foot automotive manufacturing facility, team members produce the Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle, Sienna minivan and Highlander midsize sport utility vehicle.  Toyota’s total investment in TMMI is $4.2 billion.

TMMI has paid more than $68 million in local property taxes since 1997 and donated more than $14 million since 1996 to local community organizations that support youth and education, health and human services, civic and community programs and arts and culture.  TMMI has been a zero landfill facility since May 2005.

Those interested in taking a tour of the plant may call the Visitors Center at 888-696-8211 or go online at www.tourtoyotaindiana.com to request a reservation.  “Like” our Visitors Center by going to www.facebook.com/tmmivc.