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.
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 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?
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
Event Information:December 13, 2014
Valley Falls Park, 300 Valley Falls Rd.
Fee: Minimum of a $10 per person donation
Bon Fire (weather permitting) and Refreshments
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.**
HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST
The Vernon Parks & Recreation Department in conjunction with Rockville Community Alliance are holding the annual Holiday House Decorating Contest once again this year. Residents may enter their house for one of the following categories: "Overall Best Display", "Best Commercial", "Best Door", "Best Theme" and "Best GREEN Display". Enter forms may be obtained and submitted to the Parks & Recreation Department during office hours. You may also get a entry form at http://rockvillecommunityalliance.org/events/holiday-decorating-contest/ and you may email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
All entries must be received by Wednesday, December 17 at noon.
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