Minister Creek was said to be named for catfish then called “minister fish” because of the black back, white belly and long whiskers.

Parks & Recreation


  • Halloween Safe House:  Recreation Center - October 24 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.  Dress up in your costume and come join us to gather your treats!
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  • Gingerbread House Contest:  Bring your entry to the township building from December 4 thru December 8 for a chance to win a cash prize of $100.  (Township business hours are from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. ) Winner will be notified on December 10.
  • Lunch w/Santa & his Reindeer:  Recreation Center - December 10 from 1 PM to 3 PM.  You must register at the township for this event.  
  • Hickory Park Food Truck Fest:  May 19th from 12 pm to 5 pm, 2140 Big Road, Gilbertsville.  If you have a food truck and would like to participate, please email for more information.   
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