Dingman Township Parks and Recreation will launch the first Dingman Day Celebration on August 13 at noon. The recreation department intends this to be an annual event and the first of many events to come, following the pandemic slowdown.
Dingman Day is meant to be a celebration of surrounding communities, a day to gather and enjoy food, music, vendors, and each other, like a block party, but bigger. Entry is free.
Dingman Day will also include a Battle of the Bands event. Bands from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will compete with varied genres of music. Cash prizes will go to the top three bands. The show starts at 12:30 p.m.
Since 1999, Dingman Park was a vision, finally realized by the Township as a public recreation area for the community. The Dingman Township Comprehensive Plan committee and Board of Supervisors collaborated to find a suitable site that could be maintained and expanded.
By 2010, construction and development of the park was under way, with fields for football, baseball and softball, trails for hiking and open playing fields.
The park now has a pavilion, a playground and plenty of parking. Upcoming are movie nights, square dancing and, on Sept. 25, a car show. More is being planned.
Dingman Day is meant to be a celebration of surrounding communities in the area, a day to gather and enjoy food, music, vendors, and each other, like a block party, but bigger.