Scarecrows in the Park


Scarecrows in the Park 2015

Scarecrows await judging at the annual scarecrow competion.


On September 28, 2015, the Dingman Township Parks and Recreation Commission held their second annual Scarecrows in the Park festival.  The sunny autumn weather brought people from far and wide to enjoy the live music, demonstrations, food and childrens activities that lasted throughout the day.


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Kids had a field day at the petting zoo, photo board, putting for prizes and other activities.


Our resident's creativity was obvious in the annual scarecrow contest with entries paradying everything from Gru and his monions to presidential candidate Donald Trump.  One even parodied the Park's maintenance workers!  Click here to see the winners.


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Numerous vendors provided festival goers with the opportunity to buy everything from fresh squeezed lemonade to fashionable leather purses.


The Parks and Recreation Commission would like to thank the following people and businesses that so kindly provided the support necessary to enable the festival:

The law office of Klemeyer Farley & Bernathy  sponsor of The Pumpkin Patch

McGoey Hauser & Edsall engineering sponsor of  the Scarecrow Contest

Ray & Charles sponsor of the musical entertainment

Pike Physical Therapy sponsor of the Amazing Magic by Mark Ghia

Weis Markets sponsor of  2nd Annual Pie Eating Contest

Code Inspections Inc. sponsor of the Scarecrow Crafts

Community Rental Center provided the Bouncy House

Miss Rosie provided children's face painting

Todd Kalin provided the supplies for the photo stand  and pumpkin signs

Lowes provided building supplies

Sherwin Williams provided  paint

Home Depot provided building supplies

Santos farm provided the hay bales

... and the Eastern Pike Soccer League for operating the concession stand.


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Amazing Magic Mark Ghia was just one of the numerous performers that entertained the crowd.


The Parks and Recreation Commission would like to thank the following entertainers:

Olivia and the Coalition (band)

Charlie Reynolds (music and emcee)

Ruth Randone (dramatic story telling)

Amazing Magic Mark Ghia (magician)

Jeanne Zingaro (jazzercize)


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Jeanne Zingaro leads a group of Jazzercizers


With this year's festival now in the past, Dingman Township is looking forward to next year.  If you would like to help plan, organize, perform, donate to, or otherwise participate in the 2016 Scarecrows in the Park festival, please call Julie Forbes, weekdays at 570-296-8455.