PARSIPPANY — The “Friends of Lake Hiawatha” is sponsoring a Scarecrow Contest.  The scarecrows are created by the local girl scout troops.  There is a first prize (Ice cream party at Lake Hiawatha Dairy) and a second prize (Pizza party at Avellino’s Pizza & Grille). There will be two honorable mentions awards of $30.00 each.

The Friends of Lake Hiawatha is a non-profit organization established in 2011 for the purpose of enhancing and improving the appearance of the business district area of Lake Hiawatha.  Many of our merchants give generously toward this cause.  As a result of their donations the organization:

    • Purchased enough snowflakes and wreaths to decorate the 40 lamp posts along North Beverwyck Road
    • Purchased 24 barrels in which flowers are planted in the spring and mums in the fall  (The flowers are provided by the town)

The following Girl Scout Troops participated in the Scrarecrow contest:

Troop 96229 – Knollwood Elementary School

Troop 96134 – Rockaway Meadow Elementary School

Troop 96310 – Troy Hills Elementary School

Troop 96057 – Knollwood Elementary School

Troop 95613 – Brooklawn Middle School

Troop 96318 – Mt. Tabor Elementary School

Troop 96326 – Troy Hills Elementary School

Troop 96192 – Littleton Elementary School

Troop 80685 – Central Middle School

The Friends of Lake Hiawatha also sponsors a yearly “Winterfest” at the town gazebo which will take place this year on Friday, December 11.

At this event, we have Santa arriving on a fire truck, girl scout troops caroling, hot chocolate, cookies and they raffle off a girl and boys bicycle.  And of course Santa takes pictures with all the kids.

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