COME TO THE PARTY! JUNE 2ND, 10 AM - 1 PM, AT THE PARK'S INTERPRETIVE CENTER
We'll be cutting the ribbon on this new kid friendly approximately 1/2 mile hilly trail and unveiling the newly built aviary. There will be *guided and unguided hikes on the Story Book Trail, featuring the book, Where Butterflies Grow, by Joanne Ryder with pictures by Lynne Cherry.
There will be refreshments, lunch, party favors, activities and more!
Pages of the book will be posted on signs at intervals along the trail for youngsters to read, have read to them or just to enjoy the delightful pictures while being outdoors.
The purpose of the Story Book Trail is to stimulate young readers as well as to encourage youngsters and caregivers to enjoy an outdoor experience together. It has been built by volunteers and park staff as a project of the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park.
The wonderful aviary is the Girl Scout Gold Award project of Neely Evans, Troop 1146. We are proud of Neely and what she has achieved! Come admire it and enjoy the birds! --------------------------- *Guided hikes will be scheduled with varying degrees of help reading. The times and the guides will be posted closer to June 2nd so please check back. (Of course there will also be the option of walking the trail without a guide.)
Special thanks to the Cookeville Childrens Museum and DeKalb County Public Libraries for their help with this event.
Thanks and appreciation also to Friends of TN State Parks and the TN Trails Association for grants of money to help with this project!
Edgar Evins State Park 1630 Edgar Evins Park Road Silver Point, TN 38582
Phone: (931) 858-2114 or 1-800-250-8619
Directions from interstate: The park is located approximately 20 miles north of Smithville, 20 miles west of Cookeville, and 60 miles east of Nashville. From I-40 take Exit 268 at State Hwy. 96 and Center Hill Lake.