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Area residents Fall Into Nature in Bath

11/4/2010 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photos courtesy of Debbie McKinney
BATH — More than 700 community members from Bath, Richfield and surrounding areas enjoyed an autumn day at The University of Akron’s (UA) Field Station at the Bath Nature Preserve Oct. 9 for Fall Into Nature and the UA Field Station Open House.

Guests were treated to complimentary activities including hayrides, as shown at right, pumpkin picking in a pumpkin patch, as shown at left; and face- and pumpkin-painting. The Field Station provided hands-on activities and exhibits. UA mascot Zippy made an appearance and joined a haywagon full of riders to tour the park. The Akron Zoo presented a “backyard wildlife” program, and Cascade Auto Group provided rides in four-wheel-drive vehicles from the main parking lot to the event site.

Many Bath community associations gathered inside and outside the newly refurbished Regal Beagle building on the Field Station grounds with displays, prizes, raffles and activities.

The Bath Park Board offered a raffle to support an effort by the group to install a dock at Bath Pond, which will provide access for fishing and education. Cascade Auto Group provided the grand prize of a tour of Subaru of Indiana’s “green” manufacturing plant, use of a Subaru for the round trip to the factory and lodging accommodations.

Area youth groups volunteered at the haywagon loading site, face-painting booth and pumpkin-painting tables. Several youths also played guitar to entertain.

Peninsula Art Academy once again provided the pumpkin-painting supplies, and face-painting supplies were donated by ServiceMaster by Corbett, according to event officials.

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