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CELEBRATE FALL – and the return of the Goats!

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Sunday, October 25, 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 goats, at Reeves-Reed Arboretum's eagerly anticipated annual fall festival, CELEBRATE FALL, Sunday, October 25, from 11 am to 4 pm.

The overarching theme for CELEBRATE FALL this year will be the eagerly anticipated return of our herd of eco-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.

Along with a visit to the goats, the day's fantastic festivities will also include music, games, face painting, a costume parade, apple cider demonstrations (with RRA Horticulture Director, Marc Montefusco), an outdoor green market and craft fair, and pumpkin decorating. A special added treat for this year will be a live presentation of various birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls, by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center. These endangered birds are beautiful and intriguing creatures, and are the essence of wildness and freedom. Together, with our eco-goats, CELEBRATE FALL offers the rare opportunity for all to see and appreciate the representation of stability as well as diversity in the living world.  Seasonal snaps by local photographer, Bruce Lorenz, will capture the day's fun and activities for all.

Admission to CELEBRATE FALL is FREE to Reeves-Reed Arboretum members.
Non-members, $10 per person/ $25 per family, children under 3 free.

CELEBRATE FALL is sponsored, in part, thanks to support from Nexgen Sources, Hall's Garden Center, and King's Supermarket. RRA membership activities for 2015 have been underwritten by Investors Bank. For more information, please check our website, or call the office at 908-273-8787.

About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, Reeves-Reed Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from dawn till dusk, 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.

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