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The Goats Will Be Baaaaaack for CELEBRATE FALL
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Sunday, October 22, 11 am to 4 pm
Summit, NJ Celebrate the bounty of Fall – golden autumn colors, crisp weather, yummy harvest fare – with family and friends, and of course, goats at Reeves-Reed Arboretum's eagerly anticipated annual fall festival, CELEBRATE FALL, Sunday, October 22, from 11 am to 4 pm.
The overarching theme for CELEBRATE FALL this year will be the eagerly anticipated return of our goats. Thanks to our friends, Larry and Anne Cihanek from Rhinebeck, NY, our 'green goats' will once again be on hand to clear the Arboretum's historic Daffodil Bowl, as well as provide comic relief with their antics and gentle good natured frolicking. Sponsor a goat at the Arboretum and get your very own Genuine Certificate of Good Goatsmanship! Check our website to learn how you can send a "kid" to the Arboretum.
Along with a visit to the goats, the day's fantastic festivities and happy harvest happenings will also include games and crafts, face painting, a spooky trail, apple cidering, seasonal cooking demonstrations (with RRA Environmental Educator, Althea Llewellyn), and an outdoor green market. A special added treat this year will a pumpkin carving contest. All pumpkin entries must arrive at the Arboretum by Saturday, October 21 to be considered (please check our website for full details regarding rules and categories). Music will be provided by The Bard, an innovative band that transforms Elizabethan music into Rock & Roll. And long time Arboretum friend, photographer Bruce Lorenz, will be on hand to capture the day's fun and activities for all.
Admission to CELEBRATE FALL is FREE to Reeves-Reed Arboretum members (thanks to ongoing support from Investors Bank). Non-members, $10 per person/ $25 per family, children under 3 free.
CELEBRATE FALL is sponsored, in part, thanks to support from Hall's Garden Center, King's Supermarket, and Iannella Landscape & Paving. For more information or to sponsor a goat (Send a Kid to the Arboretum), please check our website, www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call Jackie Kondel, Director of Children's Education, at 908-273-8787 x 1515.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm from April 1 to October 31 and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from November 1 to March 31, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum....a place to grow, for everyone!