Bear Creek Festival canceled for second year

Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa.
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Apr. 8—SUMMIT STATION — For the second consecutive year, there won't be a Bear Creek Festival because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Officials with the Schuylkill Conservation District announced the decision Tuesday on the district website and on Facebook.

"After discussion with our staff and board of directors, we do not feel that we have adequate resources to host this event in a safe, effective manner," they wrote.

Held yearly at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds near Summit Station, the festival features family oriented educational activities relating to the environment, including live animal talks, birdhouse building, a fishing derby hosted by Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited and live music. This year's festival was set for June 6.

Officials said on Facebook they hope to have a small environmental education event in the fall at Sweet Arrow Lake in Pine Grove Twp. and urged the public to follow the page for updates.

The festival was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic. The 2019 festival was the 18th time it was held.