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Save a Shirt. Dress a Scarecrow.

Recycling just got fun with conservation groups in Scranton!

Tattered button-down shirts and raggedy gloves and scarves will find new life at Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s Eco-Friendly Scarecrow Making Party on Saturday, September 16, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Sweeney’s Beach in Scranton. A seasonal favorite, this year’s scarecrow craft is part of the festivities at Lackawanna River Conservation Association’s 30th Anniversary Recycling Market and Creative Recycling event.

Lackawanna Heritage Valley will supply frames for the “bodies” of the scarecrows and stuffing (while quantities last). Children should bring old clothes that aren’t suitable for donation to charity. Button-down shirts, hats, scarves, bandannas and gloves are perfect for dressing up scarecrows. This activity provides parents with teachable moments about the importance of recycling, and it’s a great example of how nature can ignite a creative spark in people of all ages.

The Eco-Friendly Scarecrow Making Party is just one of many activities scheduled for Lackawanna River Conservation Association’s 30th Anniversary Recycling Market and Creative Recycling event. Peruse vendors at the Recycling Market in the morning. Take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch of hot dogs and soda. Then spend the rest of the day playing games and enjoying family-friendly activities.

Admission is free. To learn more, click here to check out our Facebook event, email heritage@lhva.org or call 570.963.6730, ext. 8203.

For details on the LRCA’s 30th Anniversary Recycling Market and Creative Recycling event, visit www.lrca.org, email lrca@lrca.org, or call 570.347.6311.