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Patriotic Scavenger Hunt for Flag Day

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Date: June 14, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location Ballard Park Gazebo, Ridgefield
Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $7.00
Summary:
Let's celebrate Flag Day! Join us for a Patriotic Scavenger Hunt in Ballard Park. We will look for clues and items celebrating our country and all things American!
Detailed Description:

The 4th of July symbolizes the benchmark of our desire for independence from England.  We all know about the Declaration of Independence but what really happened on the July 4, 1776?  John Adams thought it would be celebrated on the 6th.  What do the towns of Wolcott, Sherman and Huntington State Park have in common?  Who were the minute men and why were they different from the regular 18th Century town militia.  Did you know that the Boston Tea Party got its name in 1834?  Come join us and learn what it was called by our founding fathers along with other fun facts in our 4th of July Scavenger Hunt.  Clues will be scattered around an area in Ballard Park and the participates that find all the answers will win a prize. Who commanded this flag fly over Boston making it the first American Flag?  What is a Brown Bess?  Why did our founding father's wear such silly wigs?  Find the answers to these and other fun facts in our newest scavenger hunt!

All Ages Welcomed

Location:  Meet at the Ballard Park Gazebo

What to bring:  Your enthusiasm for history

Cost:  Program is free to Discover Center Members.  Non-members:  $7 per person

This program is Co-Sponsored by Ridgefield Park and Recreation

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