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Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation Division hosting numerous winter programs

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation Division will be offering a variety of programming opportunities to be enjoyed by residents of all ages over the next couple of months.

This month, the Nature-Created Candles at Christmas event presented by Park Naturalist Debra Reed will be held on Sunday, December 18th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Echo Hill Park. Participants will take a winter walk through the park to discover the sights and smells of the season and then gather crisp natural aromas and preserve them in homemade candles. Advanced registration is required and there is a material cost of $8 per person.

Come January 2023, the Senior Stroll’s series will kick off at Echo Hill Park on Wednesday, January 4th led by Recreation Coordinator Liz Braidwood-Fulmer. Participants will visit the old homestead, see the old Stanton Train Station, and reminisce about the many hot summer camp days. The event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required, and participants should wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather.

The Division of Parks and Recreation will also be featuring the program, “Reptiles Alive” on Sunday, January 8, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Echo Hill Park. This event promises to be both interesting and interactive as attendees learn about the many snakes and turtles that live here in Hunterdon. This program is an exciting experience for the entire family. Participants need to preregister for the event as seating is limited.

Division Head of Parks and Recreation Dan Bush said, “These are a couple of the many exciting programs and educational opportunities that continued to be offered by Parks. I would strongly encourage residents to visit the Parks and Recreation website to learn about the many different educational experiences that residents can participate in.”

Deputy Commissioner Director Zachary T. Rich, liaison to the Division of Parks and Recreation said, “I continue to be impressed by the creativity and diversity of programming that our Division of Parks offers. Beyond our great programming, the Division of Parks and Recreation offers many great outdoor trails, concert series, and the pending all access playground at Deer Path Park which is slated for construction in 2023.”

For detailed information about the Division of Parks and Recreation, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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