The Jefferson Township Recreation Department will host its annual Fall Festival at Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road on Saturday, October 20 from 10 am to 3 pm. This event and all activities are free to the public except where noted.
Confirmed entertainment will include music by DJ Earl Heller of Sound Solutions, Wallaby Tales’ Eyes of the Wild live animal show at 10:30 am and at 12 noon, Freedom Fields Farms’ Pony Rides and Petting Zoo from 10 am to 2 pm, and the Pumpkin Bouncer and Inflatable Maze activities Inflatable from 9 am to 3 pm. There will also be daytime hayrides, a fall coloring activity, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin picking in the Pumpkin Patch, and a trip through the Camp Jefferson Corn Maze.
The BD&W Model Train Club display will be open to the public, and there will be a Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest and a Candy Corn Contest. Representatives from several Jefferson recreation sports leagues, the NJ Forest Fire Service,
The Feisty Pepper, and the Jefferson Educational Foundation will be present with information. Tentatively scheduled is the Jefferson Rescue Squad, the Milton First Aid Squad, the Jefferson Township Police Department Community Services, and Smokey Bear. There will be a special appearance by Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!
Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day with proceeds to benefit “Operation Camp Jefferson”, a scholarship fund set up for needy families so their children can have a summer day camp experience next year. Members of the Jefferson Township Middle School Student Council and Red Cross Club will be volunteering at the refreshment table, and the Student Council members will be selling Gertrude Hawk chocolate bars to benefit their community programs including food drives and toy drives.
There will be a night-time haunted hayride (nominal fee) throughout the spooky Camp Jefferson grounds during the Haunted House activities with proceeds benefiting the Jefferson Teen Scene program
When approaching Camp Jefferson, please follow the directions of the volunteer parking attendants. Continuous shuttle service for overflow parking will be provided by the Township’s Recreation Department’s Camp Jefferson bus and the Dial-A-Ride vans to and from off-site locations at the Board of Education’s Central Offices Building at 31 Route 181 and at Ellen T. Briggs Elementary School, 1 Jefferson Drive (off Espanong Road), both in Lake Hopatcong.
The Recreation Department will be accepting non-perishable food items, paper products, toiletries, and household cleaning product donations for the local pantries throughout the day’s events.
Call the Recreation Department at 973-663-8404 x4 or x5 for information about its Fall Festival events; log on to www.jeffersontownship.net, Departments, Recreation; or e-mail CPUNTURIERI@jeffersontownship.net
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