Celebrating Labor Day Weekend at the park

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    TAPPAN LAKE – It says it is time for the Labor Day holiday weekend on the calendar. But at Tappan Lake Park, the four-day weekend (Sept. 3-6) will include a celebration of summer and a look ahead to Halloween. Events include a disc jockey, trick or treat in the campgrounds, Halloween events, a live band, chili cookoff, lot decorating, hayrides and even costume parades. A complete schedule of events is available at the park office.   Visitors planning to spend a day at the beach or enjoying the other activities available inside the park are admitted for a cost of $5 per vehicle. The park is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and the beach is open from noon to 8 p.m. The park will close for the summer season on Tuesday (Sept. 7), with many regular and special activities coming to an end for the year. However, camping is available all year long and some activities remain on the schedule for the fall.

    Discounts apply for stays of at least 30 days. Reservations can be made by calling the park at 740-922-3649 or by sending an e-mail to tappan@mwcd.org for availability.

    The park also features two-bedroom family vacation cabins that sleep up to six people and include air conditioning, along with salt-box style camper cabins. Overnight boat docking can be purchased by guests of the park for $1 per night. The park also offers rentals of its picnic shelters.

    For more information, contact Tappan Lake Park at 740-922-3649. Tappan Lake Park is located off Harrison County Rd. 55 a few miles west of Cadiz and just a few minutes off U.S. Rt. 250. Details about the park also can be found at www.mwcd.org.

    ATWOOD LAKE – Fireworks set Saturday at Atwood Lake Park for holiday Summer is winding down, but Atwood Lake Park will feature a full blast of activity this weekend over the Labor Day holiday. The park will host a giant fireworks show on Saturday night (Sept. 4) at dark near the beach. The fireworks event follows a full day of activities that winds up with the band 8-Track & Elvis taking the stage at 7 p.m. at the park beach to warm up the crowd for the fireworks show.

    Visitors planning to spend a day at the beach or enjoying the other activities available inside the park are admitted for a cost of $5 per vehicle. The park is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and the beach is open from noon to 8 p.m. Events are planned all weekend long, including the Atwood Olympics on Sunday (Sept. 5).

    The park will close for the summer season on Tuesday (Sept. 7), with many regular and special activities coming to an end for the year. However, camping is available all year long and some activities remain on the schedule, including the 28th Annual Atwood Area Fall Festival scheduled Oct. 1-3. Discounts apply for stays of at least 30 days. Group camping also is available.

    Reservations can be made by calling the park at 330-343-6780 or by sending an e-mail to atwood@mwcd.org for availability. The park also features two-bedroom family vacation cabins that sleep up to six people and include air conditioning, along with patio cabins with air conditioning. Overnight boat docking for only $1 per night also can be purchased by guests of the park who are camping or staying in a cabin.   For more information, contact Atwood Lake Park at 330-343-6780. Atwood Lake Park is located at 4956 Shop Rd. NE, Mineral City, just off State Rt. 212 near Bolivar and only 15 minutes from I-77. Details about the park also can be found at www.mwcd.org.

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    1. Loved Tappan Beach. got my lifeguard certificate there in August 1959. Gretchen Corbin was out instructor. Alan Geanangel and Tom McDivitt, two of my classmates (CHS ’59) were in that calss as well.

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