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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for August 19th, 2012

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Volunteer for Riverfest
  • Sleep Under the Stars
  • Downtown Market

Volunteer for Riverfest

RiverFest 2012Clarksville Parks & Recreation to offer a prize to volunteers for Riverfest 2012

Why not celebrate the 25th anniversary of Clarksville Riverfest by giving back and possibly win prize money for your group or organization?  Volunteers are being sought to help with soft drink sales, the Adventure Zone children’s area, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, as well as the Cornhole Tournament on September 7 and 8 at McGregor Park.  The group or organization who registers the most volunteers through Hands On Clarksville by August 31 will receive $500.

In order to be eligible for the $500 prize, volunteers must abide the following criteria:

  • Volunteers must list their group or organization name under the “Team Name” portion during registration.
  • Volunteers must be registered no later than August 31.
  • Volunteers must sign in the day-of the event, work their scheduled hours and sign out after their shift in order for their hours to count towards the contest.
  • Volunteers must register through the Hands On Clarksville website.

Individuals are allowed to volunteer their time in honor of a group or organization.  They must follow the same criteria.  Winner of the contest will be announced September 13.

The registration process is simple, visit www.hon.org and search “Riverfest.”  Volunteers may then select the area in which they would like to volunteer and then select the timeslot occurrence that best fits their schedule.

Sleep Under the Stars Campout

Sleep under the StarsJoin us for a bonfire, archery, games, ghost stories and much more at our great Family Campout, beginning Saturday, September 29, at 2 p.m. until Sunday, September 30, at 9 a.m. at Billy Dunlop Park. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family up to 6 members. This family adventure will include an afternoon and evening full of festivities to include a hot dog dinner and breakfast the next morning.  Families will need to provide their own tent and sleeping materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult the entire camp out.  Don’t miss out, register today at recpro.cityofclarksville.com. Billy Dunlop Park will be closed to the public for this event.

Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown MarketHelp the Clarksville Downtown Market win the title of “America’s Favorite Farmers Market”

Thank you to everyone who has voted for the Clarksville Downtown Market in the American Farmland Trust‘s Favorite Farmers Market contest. We are currently ranked #1 in Tennessee, but still need your votes to be #1 in the nation! According to the contest rules, people can vote for as many participating farmers markets as they choose, but can only vote for each market once.  Voting runs through midnight on Monday September 3, when one small, one medium, one mid-size, and one large market will win the title of “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” for 2012.  The winning markets will be featured in the media and will be honored at local celebrations organized by American Farmland Trust. If you have yet to visit the Clarksville Downtown Market, be sure to come downtown to Public Square, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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