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Sweet Arrow Lake Waterfall Pavilion Fundraiser

Waterfall Pavilion Fundraiser
Deadline for Guesses: November 30th, 2016

3 Guesses for $5

The Friends of Schuylkill Parks and Recreation has worked with many partners to develop Sweet Arrow Lake County Park into a first rate recreational area.  Water based activities, hiking trails, picnic facilities, waterfall, picnic pavilions and the wedding location of many new families who will later enjoy the parks amenities awaits everyone.  The park is so popular in fact that an additional user friendly picnic pavilion complete with electric and rest rooms is being planned.  The proposed location of the new first class pavilion will be below the dam breast.   This addition will allow more families to enjoy the park at the same time for family reunions, weddings, etc.

   A new fundraising event to begin raising matching funds for the new complex will take place this winter and is very unique.  First, winter has to be cold enough for the lake to freeze to a depth of 5 inches.  When that occurs, a fish habitat structure called a ‘porcupine crib’ will be placed on the ice about midway between the boat launch and the clubhouse.  For $5, you may guess when the crib will fall completely thru the ice and sink to the bottom of the lake as fish habitat.  Fifty percent of the funds donated will be presented to the person who comes closest to selecting the correct date and time.  The other 50% all goes towards the new pavilion complex project.
    For $5 you are allowed 3 guesses as to when the crib will sink.  January and February are the coldest months but a December freeze is not out of the question.  Also, sometimes the ice may form 5 inches and thaw and reform again later.  Therefore, the first time the lake freezes to 5 inches the contest is official.  If the lake does not freeze, your entry will be carried over to another year.
   Since we don’t want to sit up all night watching the crib, your guesses will be made as follows: of course we would need the Date, but then you need only select A, which is between 7am and 5pm or B, 5:01pm to 6:59 am.
     All you need to do is send a check payable to Friends of Schuylkill Parks and Recreation before the deadline of November 30 to 1537 Panther Valley Road Pine Grove PA 17963, Along with your name, address and 3 choices.  In case of a tie, funds will be split equally.
Sweet Arrow Sojourn

Saturday, December 3 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. “Porcupine Pat” leads us on this adventure featuring a jaunt around the park that includes some nice scenes of the water. Meets at the Waterfall Road parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. All ages welcome! This program is free and open to the public.

Christmas at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse 
Christmas at the Clubhouse will once again feature the M&J Jazz Combo on Dec. 3 at 2:00pm.  This group played to standing ovations at the Clubhouse last December and there have been many requests to have them back. If you missed them, mark your calendar for this holiday event that you’re sure to enjoy! This program is free and open to the public and is made possible with the help of a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation.  Light refreshments will be served in front of the fire.  For directions or questions call 570-345-8952 (leave a message your call will be returned)

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