Despite dire weather predictions, the 18th annual Bear Creek Waterfest was held under absolutely perfect spring conditions. Breakfast, free giveaways, live music by the Hawks and Owls band, and plenty of critters in the creek were on hand for those who stopped by. Free native white pine trees were offered by the Kent County Parks Foundation booth volunteers Pam and Eileen. Kids pulled on waders and splashed in the chilly water of Bear Creek to find the underwater creatures. The ever-popular duck race continued to charm children. Other outdoor activities in the Rockford area are the free kids fishing days at the nearby Izaak Walton League conservation center, located at 5641 Myers Lake Road; all equipment supplied. The event is held every Saturday in May from 9 a.m. to noon.
Kent County Parks Foundation
The 2010 Bailey’s Doggie Dash is being held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Wabasis Park, 11220 Spring Hill Dr, Greenville, at 9:00 a.m. This 5K run/walk for owners and their dogs is held as a benefit for the Kent County Parks Foundation. For a registration form or for more information please contact Kevin Sweeney at (616) 863-0669 or e-mail at email@example.com. Pictured are Steve Stowe, Barbara Hoag and Pam Spencer.