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15th Annual Water Fest this Sunday

Cool Down at the County’s Largest Environmental Fair


                 For Immediate Release: May 29, 2012

Contact:  Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger (856-853-3395) or Freeholder Adam J. Taliaferro (856-853-3384)


15th Annual Water Fest this Sunday

Cool Down at the County’s Largest Environmental Fair

 (CLAYTON) – The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that the 15th Annual Gloucester County Water Fest will be held on Sunday, June 3, at Scotland Run Park from 11 AM to 4 PM.

 Water Fest is the County’s largest environmental fair featuring exhibits, crafts, food and music during the free event.

 Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Water Fest is a great way to spend a day outside to reconnect with nature and a fun way to learn about our environment. We live in a beautiful region and Water Fest will offer a lot of tips on what we can do as individuals to keep it beautiful.”
This year’s festival includes the live animal show ‘The Wild World of Animals.  Three amazing shows featuring alligators, snakes and birds of prey will be held at 12 noon, 1:30 pm and 3 pm.  There will be free face painting from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, and canoeing and kayaking from 12:30 to 3:30 pm during Water Fest.

 Freeholder Adam J. Taliaferro said, “Water Fest is a way that families can make the connection between what they do at home and in their communities and the health of our local waterways.” 

 Taliaferro said, “This event is a great way to kick off our summer season.  Gloucester County offers free concerts, movies, family fun shows and more all summer long.  Water Fest is the official start of our Parks and Recreation programs.” 

 Water Fest sponsors includes Gloucester County Department of Parks and Recreation and LS Power.

 The event is free of charge.  The Water Fest will be held rain or shine.  Scotland Run Park is located on Academy Street (Co. Route 610) in Clayton. 

 Visit tor information on Water Fest and all of Gloucester County’s Free Summer Programs.