MUSCATINE, Iowa – With a forecast of sunny skies and a high temperature around 47 degrees, snow may be the only thing missing from the fun planned by the City of Muscatine Department of Parks and Recreation this Saturday.
The 2018 Winter Festival will go on, with just a few changes, and there will still be lots of fun for the entire family. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday (Jan. 27, 2018) at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course, 1820 Hwy 38 N, Muscatine, IA.
The Snow Pile Treasure Hunt at 1 p.m. for Preschool through 5th graders is the first event on the schedule with children searching for hidden golf balls that can be redeemed for prizes outside the Club House.
The biggest change comes at 2:00 p.m. A Snow Sculpture contest was planned but Mother Nature had other ideas for the weather at the end of January. Instead of a Snow Sculpture contest, Parks and Recreation will sponsor a Winter-themed Poster Contest. All ages and groups are welcome to participate with tables set up and a variety of colors available for the artists in all of us. Contestants will have one hour to complete their poster with prizes awarded to the top designs.
These activities are sure to work up a hunger so Parks and Recreation plans to conduct a Fire Pit Snack Hike at 3 p.m. to round out the afternoon. All attendees are welcome to walk from fire pit to fire pit and enjoy a variety of snacks.