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Ringgold County Conservation is excited to announce their next big event – Heritage Days – on September 10.
“Join us for multiple activities that will take you back in time and immerse yourself in the culture of pioneer and early settler life,” said RCCB director Kate Zimmerman.
Activities that are fun for all ages will be taking place from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and will conclude the evening with the Homestead Pickers concert from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Shelter House.
Heritage Days afternoon activities include:
• Fish Cleaning Demonstration: 3-4 p.m. – IDNR Andy Jansen
Join Andy and learn how to take your fishing game to the next level. Andy will give the fish cleaning demonstration twice, so make sure you catch him at either of his sessions to learn more about what to do with that fish once you take it off the hook.
• Bald Eagle Presentation (LIVE Bald Eagle): 3:30 p.m. – SOAR Kay Newman
Do not miss your only opportunity to see a live bald eagle and learn all about this incredible raptor. Save Our Avian Resources will provide an educational session on bald eagles and their work with these amazing creatures.
• Atlatls: Come and Go 3 – 5 p.m.: University of Iowa’s Jay Gorsch
Come on out to try your hand at the primitive spear hunting tool, the atlatl! Spear-throwers appear very early in human history throughout the world and have been revived in recent years for sporting purposes.
• Settler History Presentation: Come and Go 3 – 5 p.m.: Border Regulators – John Newton
Visit the Border Regulators for a historical presentation of settler life, hunting, weaponry and furs. Stop by to view what a typical cowboy camp of their time would have been like and immerse yourself into pioneer life.
• Antler Buttons: Come and Go 3 – 5 p.m.: Decatur CCB Kayla Clausen
Make your own antler button. Learn to use spinning tools like they once used to make holes in buttons. Fun for all ages.
• Homestead Pickers Concert 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
From Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. the Homestead Pickers provide bluegrass, gospel, country, hillbilly, guitars, fiddles, banjos and comedy mayhem.
A limited number of picnic tables will be available. Guests are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair, kayak, canoe or blanket to sit on during the concert.
Please use the north entrance to Liberty Lake. The south entrance will be closed for the afternoon activities for the safety of all staff, presenters, volunteers and visitors.
Tickets will go on sale at mycountyparks.com on July 1. Ticket prices at the gate will increase, so grab them early.
Early tickets at mycountyparks.com: Adults – $20.00 Child (17 and under) – $10
Child (1year old and under) FREE
Tickets at the gate:
Adults – $25.00
Child (17 and under) – $15.00
Child (1year old and under) FREE
“Thank you to all our current sponsors for helping to bring this event to life for Ringgold County!” said Zimmerman. “We have several sponsor level opportunities to help us fund these amazing activities that are fun for all ages!! Sponsors will receive recognition in all press releases and social media! If you have a banner for your organization/business, that will also be on display during the event.”
Sponsorship levels and current sponsors include:
SILVER – $100
Kate and Mike Zimmerman
GOLD – $250
Keith and Jamie Miller
Mount Ayr Record News
PLATINUM – $500
John & Mary Overholtzer
Ringgold Outdoor Alliance
Contact Ringgold County Conservation Director Kate Zimmerman at 641-464-277 or RinggoldCCB@ringgoldcounty.us to register as a sponsor or for more information.
All proceeds go to the Liberty Lake Development Project.