The Parks & Recreation Department is helping organize the Vernon Winterfest which will begin Friday, December 5, 2014. There will be numerous activities and events going on throughout the month run by numerous organizations. Full schedules will be available.
Vernon Fire Truck Parade, Carol Sing & Tree Lighting
On Friday, December 5, 2014 the Vernon Winterfest will begin with an exciting Fire truck parade, Tree lighting and Carol Sing. The Vernon Fire Departments along with neighboring towns will be decorating their trucks with lights and festive decorations to create an exciting parade leading to the Vernon Town Green at Central Park in Downtown Rockville. Once at Central Park there will be a Carol Sing and a Tree Lighting. Refreshments will be available.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Parade Start Time: 6:15 from Amerbelle
Carol Sing and tree lighting follows the conclusion of the parade.
TOWN OF VERNON’S ARCTIC SPLASH
WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?
The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is challenging everyone to see how many Vernon children you can send to summer camp. Every summer the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department gives out an average of $25,000 in fee reductions and full week scholarships to children and families of the Vernon community to send their children to summer camp who might not otherwise get a chance. A $75 donation will send one child to summer camp for a full week where they will meet new friends, meet new role models, play games, swim, do arts and crafts, and much more. So we ask you, how many children will you send to summer camp?
WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?
Awards will be handed out for the following categories:
· Most money raised by an individual · Best individual costume · Best team costume
To be eligible for monies raised prizes, all donations must be received by Wednesday, December 3rd
Bon Fire (weather permitting) and Refreshments
The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department will be holding it’s 5th Annual Arctic Splash Fundraiser to benefit the Send-A-Kid to Camp Fund December 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (Rain Date: December 8th at 1:00 pm) at
Valley Falls Park. $10 minimum to participate.
Date: December 6, 2014 (Rain Date: December 7th)
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Valley Falls Park, 300 Valley Falls Rd.
Fee: Minimum of a $10 per person donation
CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Enjoy a morning of shopping and errand running while your child enjoys a fun filled morning of holiday craft and gift making, cookie decorating, games, and more. (Children under 4 must be accompanied by a parent or babysitter over the age of 16)
Children ages 10 and under
Saturday, Dec. 6,
9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Vernon Teen Center
Fee: In lieu of a fee please bring an unwrapped toy for the Toy for Tikes program.
**Participants must be registered in advance. Space is limited.**
NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP
Enjoy a fun day on your own in New York City. The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring this day trip to New York City on Saturday, December 13, 2014. This is a perfect time of year to view the famous tree in Rockefeller Center, see the amazing windows decorated in the stores, shop for holiday gifts, and get tickets to a show. New York City is filled with excitement! The bus will leave from the Vernon TeenCenter at 8:30a.m. to arrive in New York City at approximately 10:45a.m. The bus will depart from New York City at 6:30p.m. to arrive back in Vernon at approximately 9:00p.m. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to see New York City at one of the most beautiful times of the year!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Fee: Residents $40 Non-Residents $45