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Lime Bluff Park Family Day slated for August 11

By Staff | Jul 31, 2012

Once again Family Day is scheduled at Lime Bluff Park located in Wolf Township. From 10 to 3 on August 11 many fun activities are scheduled for the entire family according to recreation board member and committee chair, Tom Zavalydriga. Now in its fifth year the committee has been organizing the event since January.

Music from the 50’s through the 70’s will be provided by DJ artist, John Haught while many tournaments are also being played during the day. According to Zavalydriga there will be close to 90 seniors competing in the bocci ball tournament.

At 9:30 a.m. registration will begin for the bocce ball, horseshoe and disc golf tournaments. Trophies will be given out for first and second place winners and all levels are encouraged to participate.

An antique car show open to all models will also be featured, and winners will be chosen by popular ballot. A pet parade sponsored by the SPCA and the Lime Bluff Park Authority is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. followed by a presentation on how to adopt an animal at 1 p.m.

Radio-controlled models such as flying and static airplanes will also be there all day. Visitors can walk the scenic nature trails that have been established since the park’s inception in 1998 as a result of 65 acres of land generously donated by Hughesville resident, Charlotte Weaver.

During the event a craft fair with about 20 vendors will be there and Bag Pipes accompanied by Chris Dolan will entertain everyone shortly after the flag ceremony at 10 a.m. with Boy Scout Troop 26 and the Color Guard Drum and Bugle Corp.

Representative Garth Everett and Walt Reed, mayor of Hughesville will make some announcements prior to guest speaker Bill Poulton, Executive Director of the Muncy Historical Society, who will talk about the impact of canals on the West Branch Valley.

Also during the day, hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages will be on sale and visitors can see displays of trucks and ambulances from the Hughesville Fire Department.

To pre-register for any of the tournaments or the car show call Saundra at 584-6095. Volunteers are needed to help maintain the park and the board hopes to have those who are interested in volunteering to sign up to help on that day. The park is also available to rent for weddings, family reunions, and meetings with eight shelters, a picnic pavilion, and benches. Five small picnic areas have been installed this year so “parents will be close to their kids,” replied Zavalydriga. “It was a big project.” A gazebo is planned for next year.

“Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities,” added Zavalydriga.