NatureFest at Jeffers' Bend Set for September 21st

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Everyone is invited to attend NatureFest at Jeffers’ Bend Environmental Center where hundreds of area children and adults will come to wander along Little River and participate in many activities designed for all ages to experience nature.

Enjoy the beauty of nature while discovering all the natural opportunities Jeffers’ Bend has to offer. Explore a walk in the woods along Little River, take an adventure through the Soil Tunnel “an amazing underground world of insects”, or take a leisurely canoe ride on the Windmill Lake. Children, Teens and Adults will experience a great afternoon of fun in the outdoors on Saturday, September 21st, 2013.

The event will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the 40 Acre Jeffers’ Bend Environmental Center located off of North Main Street in Hopkinsville. To reach the center you turn onto Metcalf Lane at the intersection of North Main and Glass Avenue. Travel on Metcalf Lane around and behind Riverside Cemetery to reach Jeffers’ Bend. It is sponsored by the Jeffers’ Bend Steering Committee, Pennyrile RC&D, City of Hopkinsville, Pennyrile Plumbing and Roeder Implement, Toyota of Hopkinsville and Sisk Auto Mall.

“NatureFest focuses on family fun in the Great Outdoors”, says Linda Wood, event chair. “It’s a day when families can come together by participating in a variety of recreational and educational activities.”

The event will entail over 40 activities to include archery, various animals, old time games, storytelling, nature carnival, pumpkin painting, air evac helicopter, hybrid car exhibits, honey bees, birding activities, hay rides, walk in woods, etc.

“We’ll have something for everyone to do.” promised Charles Turner, Pennyrile Resource, Conservation & Development Council Volunteer.

The agenda this year includes:
A walk in the woods with the Master Gardeners
Live Animal exhibits
Canoe Tours on the Lake if water levels permit
Air Evac helicopter
Public Safety
Outdoor Skills Training presented by local Boy Scouts
Birding activities
All about Bugs
Pumpkin Painting ($2.50 each)
Raptor Center – Red Tail Hawk, Owl, Falcon and many more raptors
Children’s Gardening
Butterfly Garden
Frye’s Family Farm Animals
Hay Rides around the center
Travel through a Soil Tunnel
Nature Carnival with (free prizes)
Storytelling in the Caretakers house
Recycling Events
Food Booths
Adult Learning Stations - Rain Gardening, Hybrid Cars, and Sinkhole Restoration

Door prize drawings are scheduled for 4:45.

Tickets are $5.00 per car for Military with ID/ $10.00 per car/ $15.00 per bus/ this includes all events.

Advance ticket sale sites:
Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority – drive thru
Christian County Extension Service
Boys & Girls Club at Walnut Street Center
Lackey Municipal Building, Mayor’s office
Recreation Center on Thomas Street
Hopkinsville Housing Authority
Pennyrile RC&D
Hopkinsville Electric System – drive thru

The first 50 children that come to the event will receive a free T shirt.

NatureFest Flyer