From a push release:
The pandemic has when once more pressured the Lackawanna River Conservation Association to postpone its significant fundraiser, which is normally held in May, so a a little bit distinctive RiverFest will move ahead on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Sweeney’s Beach in the Pine Brook neighborhood of Scranton from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The LRCA’s 34th once-a-year competition is absolutely free to the local community and will feature all sorts of actions, are living tunes, craft distributors, foods, and drinks, together with a beer backyard tent with a concentrate on Pennsylvania-crafted beers that will offer you samples from regional craft breweries and cideries.
Jessee’s Location will provide a exclusive menu of picnic favorites for obtain, like sausage and peppers, in addition their signature ice product.
Because of to the unpredictability of the river movement in late summertime, the Lackawanna River Conservation Association will not be conducting the River Canoe-A-Thon, a 12-mile whitewater canoe and kayak levels of competition and fun paddle. Nonetheless, numerous other enjoyable-loaded routines are planned at Sweeney’s Seaside (40 Poplar St., Scranton).
Household-pleasant environmental instruction displays and interactive pursuits will be offered by Lackawanna Condition Park, Pennsylvania American Water, Lackawanna County Conservation District, A.N.A. Critters, Penn State Extension’s Learn Watershed Stewards, LRCA’s Lackawanna Watershed Conservation Corps, and the Hexagon Project.
The 26th once-a-year Lackawanna River Duck-A-Thon will start at 4 p.m. This race that includes brightly decorated decoy ducks presents an opportunity for participants to get funds prizes though supporting to elevate cash that aid the ongoing mission of the LRCA to market the community’s involvement with the conservation of the Lackawanna River and its watershed assets. Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 will be supplied to the fortunate ducks who decide on the profitable numbers in initial, second, and 3rd position, respectively.
In order to give an possibility to stimulate and bring in watersport paddlers, the LRCA is reviving the Lackawanna River Regatta as component of this year’s celebration. Launching at 2 p.m., participation in the Lackawanna River Regatta Obstacle 21 is free and open to individuals, households, community and local community groups, social corporations, enterprises, and schools. The LRCA is featuring hard cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25 reward certificates and the notoriety of participating in and possibly winning this unique function. Any type of vessel that can float, be embellished in a inventive and humorous method, and be built to navigate down river piloted by a crew of one particular or more people is eligible for entry in the regatta.
Vessels will be launched from the LRCA boat lawn at the Industry Street Bridge in Providence and will be essential to navigate one particular mile downstream to Sweeney’s Beach in Pine Brook. The community will be in a position to observe the regatta from numerous details along the flood handle levees together Nay Aug Avenue, Albright Avenue, Poplar Street, close to the Farmers Current market, and at the Sweeney’s Seaside end line. Further information on regatta regulations, navigational advice, and registration is available at lrca.org or by calling the LRCA at 570-347-6311.
RiverFest and the 12 months-round operate of the LRCA is partly supported by way of presenting sponsorships from area and regional enterprises and businesses. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit business welcomes the participation of volunteers to aid conduct this celebration and other jobs in help of the LRCA’s mission via its Watershed Conservation Corps. For added information and facts about RiverFest or how to volunteer, simply call 570-347-6311 or email [email protected]
Picture by Mike Lehman