Scarecrows in the Park
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.
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.
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
provided the Bouncy House Community Rental Center
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 paintHome Depot provided building supplies
Santos farm provided the hay bales
... and the Eastern Pike Soccer League for operating the concession stand.
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)
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.