2017-08-17 / News

Sportsman’s Taxidermy donates items to nature center at park


Dwaine Biggerstaff, president of friends, Joey Joiner, hunter, Brenda Bettross, park assistant manager, and Dawn Alba, park host. Dwaine Biggerstaff, president of friends, Joey Joiner, hunter, Brenda Bettross, park assistant manager, and Dawn Alba, park host. Two new taxidermy animals were presented to the Friends of Elijah Clark Park at their August 8th meeting on Tuesday night. Joey Joiner, an avid sportsman and world hunter, presented a deer mount and a Canadian Goose, donated and produced by Mike Smalley of Sportsman’s Taxidermy of Lincolnton. These items will greatly enhance the learning ex­perience for thousands of school children who will begin viewing the new Nature Center in a few weeks.

Thanks to Mike Smalley’s gener­osity, children who have never seen these animals will learn about their size, coloring, habitat, etc. This is a wonderful example of the Friends group, DNR, park hosts, and the community coming together for a worthy educational project for many generations to come. All lessons at the park are designed to support and enhance the Georgia Performance Standards and provide students with unique hands-on sci­ence activities. Teachers, parents, and students and all community members will be thrilled to experi­ence the new Nature Center.

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