Riverfest begins tomorrow at 5 p.m.

From staff reports

LOCKPORT — It’s that time of year again.

Time to head to Lockport Boat Launch Park in Woodward Township to enjoy good music, great food, participate in the annual Duck Derby or watch the cardboard boat races.

Riverfest 2019 begins tomorrow and the three day event is going to be packed with lots to do.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Thursday with food and arts and crafts vendors and a musical performance by local band SNUG at 6:30 p.m.

The Dunnstown Fire Company will be selling hot sausage, burgers, hot dogs, kraut dogs, french fries and pizza throughout the event, Woodward Township Supervisor Chairman Kyle Coleman said.

They will also be selling chicken meals on Friday and Saturday. Each meal will include half chicken, baked beans and fries.

Residents will also have the chance to try their luck with a cake wheel, Coleman said.

All the money raised throughout the food sale will be put towards the Dunnstown Firefighters.

Other food vendors who will be on hand throughout the event will be Scott’s Roasting, Millers Tropical Snow, Carol’s Condiments, Bob’s Potato Chips, KC Kettle Corn and Barbara Clark the “Fudge Lady.”

As for the arts and crafts vendors, Coleman said various vendors will be selling items such as Lula Roe clothing, Paparazzi Jewelry, Scentsy warmers, Be One Fitness and Henna Tattoos.

There will also be vendors selling wreaths, center pieces, various wall art and other primitive items, he said.

On Friday, the arts and crafts festival will still be in full swing with a performance by the Big Daddy Bangers at 6:30 p.m. on the Jaycees stage.

Events will kick off earlier on Saturday with the Lynne Ramm Memorial Cardboard Boat Race planned for 1 p.m. Anyone who’d like to participate in the race is asked to contact the township office at 570-748-6871.

Later in the day, the annual Duck Derby race will take place, beginning at 5 p.m.

Those interested in purchasing tickets for the derby can do so by calling the township office at 570-748-6871 or by visiting Puff and Snuff or Second Cup in Dunnstown. Tickets cost $5 and give participants a chance to win $1,000 cash or a variety of gift or cash prizes.

Throughout the event, kiddos will have the chance to try their luck as carnival style games and various inflatable obstacle courses, Coleman said.

“Our game vendor this year will also be bringing one of the areas only escape rooms,” Coleman said.

All proceeds raised during Riverfest will be put towards Riverview Park, the Township Recreation department and the Dunnstown Fire Department.

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