It can be hard to find the motivation to get outside when the days are short, cold and dark. But, Centre Region Parks and Recreation is hoping its Winter Carnival will draw the community out of its hibernation to celebrate the season.
The inaugural event will be held on Saturday at Blue Spring Park, with activities for all ages and interests.
“I think the biggest thing is just helping people to see that — yeah it may be winter, it may be cold, it may be gray but there’s so many great things you can still do with family and friends outside,” said Beth Lee, CRPR’s recreation supervisor.
Lee said they’re hoping the weather will be snowy and cold enough that the ice rink is frozen, but the carnival will take place even if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
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If the rink is up and running, there will be broomball, hockey shot and hockey horse, along with time for free skating.
Other activities include a “Find Olaf the Snowman” scavenger hunt, snowy winter photo booth, creating natural bird feeders, family games and more.
“We know it’s gonna be cold so we want to keep folks active and moving around,” Lee said.
It’ll also be an opportunity to give back.
CRPR is collecting hats, mittens and scarves to donate to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, Lee said.
CCWRC does “such great work” in the community, she said, adding that they’re hoping to make winter a little more comfortable the center’s clients.
IF YOU GO
- What: Winter Carnival
- When: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Blue Spring Park, Boalsburg
- Info: 231-3071, www.facebook.com/events/1558912290821382