Monday, March 7, 2016

Park Partners Kick Off Spring Activities with Dinner

Tenkiller Park Partners are gearing up for their warm-weather activities and will kick off the season with their annual Tenkiller Park Partners After the Holidays Dinner.

The dinner will be held at the Tenkiller State Park Community Building at 6 p.m. Tuesday (March 8). The meal will include chicken, ham, a salad bar, potato and soup, and will be catered by the Hungry House Café.

In addition to the dinner, drawings and a silent auction will be held.

The cost is a membership in the organization which is $10 for a single membership. A family membership for two adults and three children under the age of 18 is $30. A business membership for five adults is $50.

The organization also offers sponsorships which range from $100 to $1,500.

All memberships and sponsorships support projects and programs held at the park.

A non-profit organization, Tenkiller Park Partners, a volunteer friends group, works in partnership with the park in the planning and implementation of recreation and naturalist-oriented program special events and other projects. Some of those are the kids fishing pond, bird viewing blind, bluebird houses, bird seed for feeders, courtesy docks, walking trails, Easter events, kids fishing clinic, clean-up day, Halloween activities, construction of the aviary, the park disc golf course and the Driftwood Nature Center activities.

Upcoming events include:

A Spring Break Eagle Watch at 9 a.m. March 15 and March 17. Park Naturalist Leann Bunn will conduct the eagle watch at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge south of Vian. Bunn said those planning to attend must register for the event at the Tenkiller Park office at 918-489-5641.

On March 26 at 10 a.m. an Easter egg hunt will be held at the park with 3,000 eggs hidden by park partners for the children.

On March 27 at 7:30 a.m. Easter services will be held at Fishermen’s Point. The service will be sponsored by Vian Baptist Church.

On April 23 Clean-up Day will be held at the park.

On May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the children’s fishing clinic will be held at Shelter 1.

Bunn said activities at the park are regularly listed on the website, or for more information contact Bunn at 918-489-5025, ext. 6.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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