August 30, 2021


The Middle Smithfield Township Parks & Recreation Committee will host a Volunteer Fair and a Touch a Truck event on Saturday September 18 from noon to 4pm, at Echo Lake Park in East Stroudsburg, PA. The rain date is Sunday September 19.

Looking for volunteer opportunities?  At the Volunteer Fair, residents can learn about what our area’s nonprofit organizations do for our community, how to use their services, and how to get involved.  These organizations depend on volunteers to keep operating, and hope to get some great new people to sign up.

Children of all ages will enjoy “Touch a Truck”, with local emergency vehicles and the Township’s biggest and coolest road equipment. Marshalls Creek, Bushkill and Shawnee Fire Companies and Bushkill Emergency Corps all plan to attend.  There will also be a visit from the LVHN MedEvac helicopter during the event if their schedule permits.

Some of the community organizations participating in the fair include: The Monroe Animal League, Penn State Master Gardeners, East Stroudsburg Little League, Eastern Monroe Public Library, Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and Northeast Search and Rescue.  These groups, including the emergency services at the Touch a Truck, are always looking to sign up new volunteers.

“This is an opportunity for residents to visit with some of our area’s best organizations and learn more about them,” said Parks and Recreation Coordinator Christopher Rain.  “These are the people who keep us safe and make our community a better place.  We hope this event will connect them with the community and get more people involved.”

Parking and admission are FREE. Limited parking is available at the park, with additional parking at the Middle Smithfield Presbyterian Church across the street, and the Marshalls Square Mall next door.

Echo Lake Park is located at 5200 and 5206 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302.



When: Saturday, Sept. 18, noon to 4pm (Rain Date: Sun. 9/19)

Where: Echo Lake Park, 5200 Milford Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302.  Parking available at the Presbyterian Church and Marshalls Square Mall.

Contact Info: Chris Rain, 570-223-8920 ext. 119 or email or visit for details or questions.