South Shore Clean Cities Joins With More Than 100 Organizations to Promote Alternative Fuel Vehicles on October 11

south-shore-clean-cities-logoSouth Shore Clean Cities Inc. will celebrate the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to improve the environment and lessen dependence on foreign oil during its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey event on October 11.

South Shore Clean Cities’ Odyssey Day will be held at Fair Oaks Farms Cowtoberfest®, 856 N. 600 E., Fair Oaks, Ind. It’s one of many events being held across the United States and internationally. National AFV Day Odyssey is a biennial event created and coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) at West Virginia University. This year marks the twelfth anniversary of the event and is themed, “Driving toward a clean, secure energy future.”

“We are pleased to join Odyssey 2014 as we continue to drive toward a clean, secure energy future,” said Stephanie Smith, Co-Coordinator. “We will share the message of embracing alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles with our community, continuing down the road toward energy independence.”

The event will display alternative fueled vehicles including a THINK 100% electric car, a ROUSH propane Ford F-250, and the Newton County Sheriff’s CNG dual-fuel Tahoe. There will also be trick-or-treating, a hay maze and a pumpkin carving demonstration by celebrity pumpkin carver Jon Neil South Shore Clean Cities will have Attendees will be encouraged to tag photos with #cleancities and #Odyssey2014 the day of the event.

Nationwide, Odyssey attracts more than 250,000 attendees at 100 sites across the country and reaches more than 100 million people through media coverage and support.

Odyssey’s national sponsors include: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and the Propane Education and Research Council; and national partners Greater Washington Clean Cities Coalition, U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program, National Park Service, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), Smithsonian Institution, and West Virginia University.

For more information about South Shore Clean Cities’ Odyssey event, visit or contact Stephanie Smith at 219-644-3690 or

For more information about the Cowtoberfest® please contact Leslie Rusk at 877-536-1194 or

For information about the national program, e-mail Virginia McMillen, National AFV Day Odyssey Event Manager, at, or Heather Sammons, Odyssey Assistant, at Both can also be reached by calling 304-293-7882.