October and November Happenings

by Kate Galer on October 17, 2017

We have finally settled into Fall weather and are enjoying a little rain and a little cool to keep the park looking beautiful throughout the year! We hope you are able to get out and take a walk and enjoy the purples, red, oranges, yellows, and all the colors of the park.

A few Upcoming Events and Updates:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH FROM 5 PM AND ON – LINWOOD PARK HAPPY HOUR OR DINNER AT IRON HILL ARDMORE! Please join us for a drink and appetizers or a family dinner at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant on Greenfield Avenue in Ardmore. They will give us 20% of what Friends of Linwood spend (excluding alcohol)! You will need to present the coupon below either on your phone or print it out to present to the server at the time of purchase. Reservations for dinner are recommended but there is usually plenty of seating on a Tuesday eve! The funds we make at these Happy Hours help us buy tools, plants, mulch, chalk for Chalk Mob, pumpkins, and much more to keep the park beautiful and special. The coupon is good ALL DAY on the 24th, so if you are more inclined to lunch, please use it then. THANKS, AS ALWAYS, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

https://www.ironhillbrewery.com/give20/pdfs/10-24-17-GIVE20_ARD.pdf

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH FROM 4- 6 PM IS OUR ANNUAL JACK O’ LANTERN CARVE AND LIGHT! Come on out and watch the master carver Pastor Jason from 6:8 Church carve a work of art on a jumbo pumpkin! Or come on out and carve or paint a smaller pumpkin yourself! We will provide some pumpkins or bring your own ( first come first serve for the ones we have). We will have a paint table set up and carving implements or BYO! Please note that children under 12 should have an adult with them if they are using carving tools. We will have volunteers helping supervise as well. We will compost all the innards right there at the park! Then, as darkness falls, we will light the pumpkins. Enjoy cider and ginger snaps provided by 6:8 and their wonderful volunteers ( www.sixeight.org) FREE

A few other maintenance notes – thanks to Dave Burke and Chris Leswing and volunteers for planting 3 very large evergreens in the park this past weekend! It was a lot of work! They are in the back, towards the Athens neighbor to provide further screening and enclosure and replace hemlocks lost to wooly adelgid.

The large oaks that line the perimeter of the park are aging. Annually, the Township Arborist checks them for health and he is scheduled to do that soon. Over the years, we have been planting succession trees in the beds by the oaks to prepare for any oaks that may need to be removed over time. For now, enjoy the acorns! There are some cool kid projects to do with acorns.

UPCOMING – BIG GIANT LEAF CLEAN UP – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18TH FROM 9-12! ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

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