Dingman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania


Spring-in-the-Park 2016 


On May 14th, the Dingman Township Parks and Recreation Commission held its Spring-in-the-Park Festival. In what the Commission hopes will become an annual event, the Festival was a day of fun and festivities for children and adults.

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                The toilet paper toss competition             Chain saw wood carving by Mark Strouse                       Testing their soccer skills


The children loved the somewhat eccentric games and contests including the toilet paper toss, the obstacle course, and balloon pop.  Skee-Ball, a Bouncy House provided by Community Rental Center, and a craft station added to the fun.


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The obstacle course allowed the kids to test their speed and agility.


Doug Luhrs ran a planting station where children learned how to properly plant and care for vegetables.  Pike County Jazzercize demonstrated and led the audience in the latest exercising techniques and Country Ark Farms brought "pettable" critters to the children's delight. As one would expect of raptors, the Birds of Prey show kept the audience enrapt and everyone was amazed at how Mark Strouse could convert ordinary logs into works of art.

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    Propelling his sailboat with "wind"           Snack bar run by the Eastern Pike Soccer Club    Checking out the piglets at the petting zoo

All-in-all everyone had a great time.

The Recreation Commission would like thank the following sponsors who helped make the Festival possible:

Luhrs True Value Hardware

Country Ark Farms

Pike County Jazzercise

Community Rental Center

Mark Strouse Wood Carving

Bill Streeter and the Delaware Valley Raptor Center

Eastern Pike Soccer Club

... and all the volunteers that worked the event!

Photos by Shawn Bolles