Two more residents caught ‘green handed’

Amanda Laughlin

PALMDALE – Two more Palmdale residents have been caught “green handed” in the act of recycling at the City of Palmdale’s Thursday Night on the Square and Starlight Concert events.

Palmdale residents Audrey Deem and Amanda Laughlin were seen properly separating their trash and recyclables at TNOTS and Starlight, respectively.

Both were “cited” for their deeds with brand new solar powered backpacks, courtesy of Waste Management.

“In partnership with Waste Management, we’re taking the message of recycling to our residents in a fun and rewarding way,” said Palmdale’s Sponsorship and Marketing Specialist Stella Knight.

Audrey Deem, with sons Michael (holding backpack) and Jason.

“The rule of thumb is this: if it’s not ooey, gooey or chewy, then it can be recycled,” Knight continued.  “If we catch you ‘green handed’ this week at TNOTS or the Starlight Concert on Saturday, you may end up with one of the coolest backpacks you can find!”

TNOTS events begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. in Poncitlán Square on August 2, August 9, August 16 and August 23.

The events feature live music, food, free activities for kids and an open-air market with specialty items.

The theme for this Thursday is a “Candy Carnival.”

Kids can try their hand at the lollipop ring toss, gumdrop tic tac toe and the gumball challenge and can win tickets for prizes at every game.

Country  music will be provided by Tombstone.

For more information about TNOTS or the Starlight Concert Series,  call 267-5611 or visit

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)