August 6: Smokey the Bear birthday party at Patoka Lake

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

Join us as we celebrate Smokey Bear’s 67th birthday on Saturday, August 6th at the Patoka Lake Visitor Center from 10a.m. – 12pm. Bring family and friends and enjoy activities and fun for all ages. Bring a camera and take pictures with Smokey Bear. Smokey’s messages are, “Only you can prevent wildfires!” and “Don’t play with matches!”  The Orange County Southeast Township Volunteer Fire Department will give a special demonstration & presentation that is sure to inform and entertain all ages. Kids get a free Personal Identification Card with fingerprints to take home for child safety!  Play games and make a special craft to take home.  Come and join Smokey’s birthday bash!

This program is free. The entrance fee of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($7 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Reservoir, located north of Wickliffe Indiana, Highway 164. For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, call the Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447.

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