By Amy Filippone, Dept. of Parks & Recreation
The Moorestown Parks and Recreation Department recently ran a free, family fun program that took adults and children on a scavenger hunt through town. Many families participated in the day-long event that ended in a bag of “treasure” awarded to each family that completed the course.
Participants were tested on their knowledge and history of Moorestown through eight different sites and clues that started with: “In order to begin, you should know where it starts. Go to the place that’s Moorestown’s center for the arts! Remember, though most trees offer shade, but this tree is a cave.”
It was a leisurely event, not a race, allowing for staggered starts and good social distancing. It covered 4.5 mile. Some stops were: Perkins Art Center, Memorial Field, Frank Fullerton Memorial Park and the Moorestown Community House. Fortunately, it was a beautiful day, and one father biked the entire course with his three-year old daughter in tow.
Jen Scharf and her two young daughters had a great time and were able to shake off some quarantine cobwebs.
“I feel like we’ve stayed in the house for too long,” Scharf said. “We’re getting out, but we’re not getting everywhere. It’s kind of nice to see old familiar sites — like, remember Memorial Field.”
Scharf is a yoga instructor for the Rec’s Exit 4 Boot Camp program and found it was a great way to make a family day of it.
“It was very refreshing, and personally I was looking for something to do with my in-laws that was outside,” she said. “We took our time. We stopped and had lunch outside. We had ice cream. My daughters had a lot of fun, and it was a great way to show off Moorestown to their grandparents.”
This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors: Pete and Julie Bender of Moorestown Hardware; Manager, Caitlin Collins and Assistant Manager; Bob Axelrod and the crew at the Main Street WAWA; Tyler and Aimee Dahl and the crew at The Cubby Hole; Jim Camacho at Brain Freeze Parlor and Cooper Health Systems.
For more fun to come keep on an eye on www.moorestownrec.com.