Hawley, PA, April 2, 2015 –This year’s Hawley Earth Fest will be held from April 24-26, 2015 with a variety of activities planned for adults and children! This weekend long celebration will be an opportunity for families and friends to celebrate the scenic beauty of our town and natural areas. The planning committee has been working with local businesses, organizations and caring neighbors to put together exciting outdoor activities. Events kick off on Friday with a variety of music events at several local restaurants.
Saturday will highlight a Species Parade and Environmental Expo in Bingham Park, Hawley, PA. Registration for the Species Parade will kick off at 9:00am located at the gazebo in the park and the parade will begin at 9:30am. Come dressed in costume to show your wild side and win some prizes from local restaurants! Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Woodloch Pines and The Ledges have all donated prizes for the lucky costume winners in each division: Single/couple and Group/family. Prizes are to be divided amongst the registered party members to their own discretion. Small giveaways will be available for all the children that participate in the event. Grand Prize winners will be announced at 10:30am at the gazebo. For more information or to join the Parade Staff volunteer group, contact Lacawac at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 689-9494. Find us at www.lacawac.org.
After the Species Parade you can visit the numerous exhibitors that will be on hand at the Environmental Expo. Exhibitors will be on hand with free nature walks, bird walks, crafts and games for families and visitors. Local organizations work year round to protect our natural areas and they are eager to share ways you can too!
“The Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership is excited to be working with the Downtown Hawley Partnership and local businesses to celebrate Earth Day with this weekend long event. It is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness and showcase our region’s natural beauty. We will have plenty of activities for folks of all ages to join in the fun,” stated Michele Ulmer from the Pike County Conservation District on behalf of the Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership.
After the Environmental Expo, head on over to the Ritz Theater for a musical performance by “Little Sparrow” beginning at 4:00pm. A small donation at the door of $5 is suggested. Bill Streeter from the Delaware Valley Raptor Center will follow with live birds of prey!
The fun continues Saturday with great evening entertainment and dining throughout Hawley including Harmony Presents, The Boathouse Restaurant, Ehrhardt’s, Woodloch and more.
This year’s event sponsors include; the Downtown Hawley Partnership, Lacawac Sanctuary, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Harmony Presents, Pike County Conservation District, Eastern Propane, the Dime Bank, East Shore Lodging, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Woodloch Pines Resort, the Settlers Inn, and C&C Equipment Rentals.
Visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Field Office in Lackawaxen for eagle exhibits and a short video. The Lake Wallenpaupack Visitor Center is open, scopes are available for wildlife viewing, and you are invited to enjoy the beautiful nature trails along the lake.
We will continue to add activities, events, happenings and special offers between now and April 25th.
Be sure to visit www.HawleyEarthfest.com for the latest information. Or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HawleyEarthfest. To stay current on all local happenings, be sure to sign up for the VisitHawleyPA.com emails.