As the summer season comes to an end and the evenings begin to get shorter, it doesn’t mean you need to stop enjoying the great outdoors. The Farmington Civic Center is going to help you from doing so with a month filled with hayrides, hot dogs and s’mores.
Beginning Oct. 13, the civic center will begin a month-long run of hayrides along the trails and the riverside of Engler Park.
“This is going to be a fun family fall event,” said Parks and Recreation Director Chris Conway. “It will be a nice way to see the fall colors as you go through the trails in Engler Park.”
According to Conway, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, the civic center will offer the family hayride with a few bonuses as well.
“After the hayride, we will bring you back to the Braxton/Hall Pavilion where we will already have some fires and guest will be able to roast their own hot dogs,” Conway said. “Kids will also be able to make their own s’mores.”
The cost is $6 for per person for 2 years and older. Pre-registration is required and may be done online at www.farmington-mo.gov or in person at the Civic Center. Scouting organizations are welcome and can call Conway to schedule at 756-0900.
In addition to the hayride and the cookout, Chuck Sitzes will offer some entertainment with his Cowboy Poetry.
“When I found out Chuck did cowboy poetry, I was hoping he was going to do some,” Conway said. “We are very excited about this new addition.”
For more information, contact the front desk of the civic center at 756-0900.
Craig Vaughn is a reporter for the Farmington Press and can be reached at 573-756-8927 or at firstname.lastname@example.org