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Pan For Gold In Spring Valley Park

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to sponsor a “Panning for Gold” program in Spring Valley County Park, North Hopewell Township. The program is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at the parking area at the intersection of Potosi Road Extd. and Line Road.

This is the only day of the year panning for gold is permitted in any York County parks.

There is no fee and pre-registration is not required. To participate in the program, please bring the following:

• Shoes that can get wet and dirty (Footwear is required – no open-toed shoes)
• Old Clothing – you may get wet
• A gold pan, fry pan or solid-bottom pie pan (no glass please)
• A small container for the gold

There will be short oral presentations at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on the history of gold on the East Coast and York County. York County Parks Program Coordinator Jeri Jones and members of the Gold Prospectors and Treasure Hunters of America, Inc. will show prospective panners the art and science of finding gold in the East Branch of the Codorus Creek.

Follow “Park Events” signs from Interstate 83, exit 8 or off of Rte. 24 in Winterstown to Spring Valley County Park. For more information, call Jeri Jones at (717) 840-7226 or the York County Parks office at (717) 840-7440.

For information on this and other programs, go to www.yorkcountyparks.org.

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