2017-09-21 / Front Page

Get crafty at Elijah Clark Sat.

Even as summer comes to a close, Elijah Clark State Park will continue to host outdoor, family- friendly activities throughout the fall months. From Junior Ranger programs to crafty creations, and its regularly available recreational activities like canoeing, there’s sure to be something for everyone at the park.

For this month, however, a “Wood Pallet Scarecrow and Snowman Craft” is slated for Saturday, Sep­tember 23, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Participants will meet the park’s staff at the assembly shelter to build a scarecrow or snowman out of wooden pallets. According to the park’s staff, “this will be a fun activity for the whole family.” The activity fee is $15 per person and all supplies are included with the cost of the program.

For more information on Elijah Clark State Park events contact the park’s office at 706-359-3458 or visit www.gastateparks.org/Elijah­Clark.

Several family-friendly events will also be held at Mistletoe State Park in Appling throughout the month of September, as outlined below.

An evening filled with campfires, games, and a twilight hike has been scheduled for Saturday, September 23, from 7-9 p.m.

Participants will start the evening with games, a campfire, and marsh­mallows with the naturalist at the campground assembly shelter. At 8 p.m. guests will set off for the twilight hike on the campground loop.

A special kids fishing rodeo will take place on Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m.-noon.

According to the park officials, “Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch din­ner for the family tonight.” There will be raffle prizes and a quick lunch available afterwards. The rodeo is limited to kids ages 15 and under. Children may fish from the bank only, and are asked to take their own pole and tackle. No fish­ing license is required.

In honor of “Your State Parks Day,” a garden and trail cleanup has been scheduled for Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m.-noon.

The Mistletoe..Park .staff..is .seek­ing volunteers to tidy gardens and trails for the fall season. Volunteers will be able to choose their own challenge, whether it be picking up litter on the rock dam or pull­ing weeds in the garden behind the office. Participants will meet at the Nature Center at 9 a.m. for instruc­tion. Participants are also asked to take sturdy shoes, water, gloves, and hand tools with them. Admis­sion is free for volunteers assisting in projects.

There is a $5 parking fee as re­quired by all Georgia State Parks. For more information on Mistletoe State Park events contact the park’s office at 706-541-0321, or visit gastateparks.org/Mistletoe.

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