Lunch at Rowland Cooperative
Recurring Annual Activities
Towpath Cleanups, usually the third Saturday in April and October:
TLRC participates in the Adopt-a-Highway Program. Members meet at Mt. Moriah Cemetery at 11:00 am with the Men of Bethel, the Sons of Norway, and the Rowland Co-op. The cleanup coordinator provides gloves and plastic bags for each participant. We work in pairs. Each pair cleans up a mile of the Towpath. The cleanup is followed by lunch, which is hosted by one of the work groups.
Lock House 31 Cleanup, usually the first Saturday in May.
We partner with the Wayne Co. Historical Society in this event. We work on cleanup from 9 am to 1 pm at Lock House 31. The lock house is located one mile west of Hawley on Route 6. Bring tools if you have them—pruning shears, loppers, weed whackers all welcome. We clean out shrubs and weed throughout the grounds and clean up trash along the old towpath behind the lock house. A well-earned pot luck lunch and barbeque follows the hard work.
Roots and Rhythms, usually the third Saturday in June (the day before Father’s Day).
This is a free music and arts festival that takes place in Honesdale’s Central Park. TLRC sets up a display in the family education tent that provides lots of opportunity for community interaction. There’s lots of music, food and local crafts.
Hawley Parade: July 4th. TLRC members march with many other local groups. The route goes from Church Street along Main Street to Bingham Park in Hawley. As we march we give out candy to the enthusiastic spectators.
Zane Grey Festival, usually the second Saturday in July.
This free festival takes place on the grounds of the Zane Grey Museum at 135 Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen. The LRC sets up its interactive display. There’s music, many hands-on activities provided by local crafts and environmental conservation groups. Many participants come from the Upper Delaware region.
Annual Day by the River, usually the first or second Saturday in August from 1-5pm. This event takes place alongside the Lackawaxen River at the home of one of our members and is for members and guests of the Conservancy. It takes place outdoors under a tent. A barbeque is provided by the Conservancy with pot luck side dishes. A guest speaker presents on a topic from nature. There’s volley ball, great music, and of course a lot of splashing and fun in the river.
The Lockhouse 31 Canal Fest, usually the third Saturday in August.
This free festival has music, blacksmithing, quilting, wood carving, Native American dancing, and other traditional arts. There are also baked goods and delicious food. The fest is also an opportunity to see what’s inside the lock house.
TLRC Annual Dinner, usually the third Sunday in September.
It is an opportunity for members to gather annually to meet, greet and enjoy dinner together. The meal is followed by a guest speaker on a topic of interest historically or environmentally. There is a business meeting following our speaker at which nominations to the Board of Directors are approved by the membership. The members receive reports from the president and the treasurer and learn about our scholarship winners.