CLARKS SUMMIT — Last year it was cows. This year it’s rubber ducks.
The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board’s (AAJRB) fourth annual Harvest Moon Fest, scheduled for 12 to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at Hillside Park, will feature a rubber duck scavenger hunt, in which some team members will be in provided canoes on the lake, while others remain on land. Rubber ducks matching each team’s color will be released into the lake, then the teams retrieve the ducks from the lake to get clues to share with their teammates on land. Members on land will complete the scavenger hunt to help their team win a prize.
The cost for the scavenger hunt is $5 per team member, and sign-ups will be held at noon. Team launch times will be at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.
Although the festival will not include a cow flop as it did last year, there will still be plenty of other activities to celebrate the new fall season. The lineup of free live music includes Tom Rogo, guitar soloist, from 12 to 1 p.m.; Hickory Project from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Back by popular demand will be children’s activities such as pumpkin painting, the Fall Ball Showcase from Abington Area Girls Softball, a chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Scarecrow and more.
In order to create an easy day out for busy families, the AAJRB arranged for a variety of food sales. The event will also feature “one-stop shopping” of arts and crafts from various vendors. Attendees can plan ahead to purchase their autumn porch decorations of mums and pumpkins. Portions of the proceeds are donated to the AAJRB to help fund the free event.