Dingman Park event to help ‘People and Pets in Need’

Milford. Activities include a pet/people food drive, pet adoptions, and children’s costume parade.

14 Oct 2020 | 02:35

The Dingman Township Parks & Recreation Commission will hold a pop-up park event, “People and Pets in Need,” on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Dingman Township Park, located at 679 Log Tavern Road.

“Members of the commission want to address the needs of the community during the recent lock-down and restrictions,” said Virginia Shamlian, township event coordinator. “People tell me that their pets have been a great source of comfort and companionship.”

Pet adoption by the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deer Park will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. In addition, the public can donate items for pets and for people at a local county food bank. Holy Trinity Food Pantry will collect non-perishable food and cleaning products.

Children can participate in a costume parade that will follow social distancing guidelines at 3 p.m. The public is encouraged to pack picnic food and to bring sweaters, blankets, and lawn chairs for a family-friendly movie at dusk.

All attendees should follow COVID-19 guidelines and abide by state laws. Masks are to be worn by all over age two and whenever social distancing is not possible.

For more information about participating, call the township at 570-296-8455, go to dingmantownship.org or email recbd@ptd.net.