Hawley is going wild for Earth Day

| 03 Apr 2015 | 12:33

Imagine foxes, hemlocks, bluebirds, and tiger lilies parading around downtown’s Bingham Park. Bring the family to dress up as a favorite plant or animal for the 2015 Species Parade.

This is a free, community-friendly event on the Saturday of Hawley Earth Fest weekend, April 25. The parade line-up starts at 9:30 a.m. Spectators are welcome and donations are appreciated. Click on Schedule at HawleyEarthFest.com to register.

The Hawley Library is offering mask making Tuesday, April 21 to Saturday, April 25 in the youth room during their business hours. Stop by to create your own custom mask of any plant or animal. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, visit a costume station near the park to complete your costume. Make a paper mask or get your face painted by the Wallenpaupack Art Club.

Costume prizes range from a $50 Ehrhardt’s gift certificate to Sculpted Ice Works ice blue bracelets. Everyone dressed as one of Earth’s species will take one a prize, as our thank you for loving this planet. Costumes will be judged and grand prizes will be announced at 10:30 a.m.

Think about reusing an old Halloween costume or search the web for tons of DIY ideas. HawleyEarthFest.com has ideas on the parade page or on Facebook.

Hawley Earth Fest is a weekend-long Earth Day celebration organized by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and the Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership. Sponsorship opportunities exist and are greatly appreciated in making this event possible. Visit HawleyEarthFest.com and click on Get Involved.