Fall Fest Brought Smiling Crowd Out to Foy Park
LOWER FREDERICK PA – Like so many other people who attended the Lower Frederick Fall Fest on Saturday (Oct. 16, 2021) at Foy Park, township Manager Mark Hudson munched on fresh popcorn, watched pumpkins being decorated at a table across the way, and smiled from ear to ear. Mother Nature delivered a beautiful day for the autumn celebration, and hundreds of residents turned out for the party.
More importantly, though, Hudson said, the volunteer members of Lower Frederick’s Parks and Recreation Board produced an event that duplicated his grin on nearly every other face seen enjoying the day’s entertainment.
“They put a lot of work and effort into this,” he said of board members, who as he talked handed out more bags of popcorn, and kept an eye on kids inside a bounce house. Thanks to their planning, he noted, “the turnout’s been great.”
The free festival was welcomed by families who, on the sun-filled afternoon, needed few excuses to take advantage of activities like the pumpkin artistry, a lengthy tractor-pulled hayride, inflatable amusements, a free snack or two, and the opportunity to climb into police, fire, and ambulance vehicles.
There was valuable education, too. Members of the township Environmental Advisory Council presented a display that demonstrated the need for storm water management, and showed how impervious surfaces like concrete and asphalt create runoff and flooding. Some youngsters, who only weeks ago witnessed how Tropical Storm Ida rains damaged local homes and yards, seemed captivated by the project.
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