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Entertainment abounds at Wally Lake Fest this weekend

August 20, 2014

HAWLEY, PA — Lake Wallenpaupack, the third largest lake in Pennsylvania, holds its fifth annual Wally Lake Fest this weekend beginning on Friday, August 22 and running through Sunday August 24.

There will be activities for all ages including sailboat rides, a scavenger hunt, and a free ice cream social as well as demonstrations like fly tying and stand-up paddleboarding, glass bead making and how to re-web an old lawn chair; and tours of PPL’s dam and power plant. Many lake area restaurants will offer special dining events, some including music and dancing. There will be live music at many venues including a Battle of the Bands at the lake’s visitor’s center, and a musical comedy presented at the Ritz Company Playhouse.

A brochure with a map lists the complete schedule of events for the weekend and can be found at the lake’s visitors center at 2512 U.S. Rte. 6 and at many businesses in town. Details and daily updates are posted on, and