Local creative talents are showcased at Lake Fest in Harveys Lake Borough

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com | August 9th, 2017 12:55 pm

HARVEYS LAKE — Brian Orbin wore a bright rainbow colored wig and his friend David Powell donned a horse head mask, adding to the fun of Lake Fest held Aug. 4-6.

The annual three-day event held at the Harveys Lake Beach Club, Pole 187 on Lakeside Dr., showcased the region’s creative spirit while raising funds to support Harveys Lake Borough community programs, such as the annual Halloween, Christmas and Easter parties for local children.

Over 20 vendors and artists featured their wares while hands-on demonstrations challenged the public to learn new skills such as leatherworking, woodworking, painting and much more.

Also, a new commemorative postcard, designed by Harveys Lake residents Darren and Lorraine Elias, was available for purchase as was a collector postage stamp created by Bonnie Covaleski.

Lake Fest was previously called the Harveys Lake Homecoming Weekend, but people outside the area shied away from the event, thinking it was only for borough residents.

Three years ago, the event’s name was changed to Lake Fest to encourage more people to attend and join in the lakeside fun.

Marsha Hogan, of Harveys Lake, tie dyes colorful shirts every year for Lake Fest at Harveys Lake.
http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_DP-081317-lakefest-1.jpgMarsha Hogan, of Harveys Lake, tie dyes colorful shirts every year for Lake Fest at Harveys Lake. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post
Suzy Farr from the Alderson Methodist Church Women’s Club and friends make Welsh cookies each year to support local missionary work like the McAuley House in Wilkes-Barre, as well as foreign missionary work at the annual Lake Fest at Harveys Lake.
http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_DP-081317-lakefest-5.jpgSuzy Farr from the Alderson Methodist Church Women’s Club and friends make Welsh cookies each year to support local missionary work like the McAuley House in Wilkes-Barre, as well as foreign missionary work at the annual Lake Fest at Harveys Lake. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post
Ariana Visneski and her father Gene Visneski, of Lake Township, came across these air plants in glass at the Lake Fest that reminded her of her grandmother.
http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_DP-081317-lakefest-6.jpgAriana Visneski and her father Gene Visneski, of Lake Township, came across these air plants in glass at the Lake Fest that reminded her of her grandmother. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post
Kimlyn Vaganos, Kathy Moretti and Pam Coburn, all of Harveys Lake, celebrate retirement at the annual Harveys Lake Lake Fest at the Beach Club.
http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_DP-081317-lakefest-7.jpgKimlyn Vaganos, Kathy Moretti and Pam Coburn, all of Harveys Lake, celebrate retirement at the annual Harveys Lake Lake Fest at the Beach Club. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post
Brian Orbin, volunteer and unofficial historian of Harveys Lake, and friend David Powell, right, entertain the crowds as part of the annual Lake Fest activities.
http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_DP-08132017-lakefest-4.jpgBrian Orbin, volunteer and unofficial historian of Harveys Lake, and friend David Powell, right, entertain the crowds as part of the annual Lake Fest activities. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

By Eileen Godin

egodin@timesleader.com

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