Press Release

17th Annual JAKES Day at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

MANSFIELD, Ga. (5/1/2013)

Time to get the whole family outside for an outdoor fun day!  Come to the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center’s JAKES Day on Saturday, May 11.  This FREE fun-filled event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Discovery Area located on the property and will be held rain or shine.  

Free admission includes an array of activities that focus on Georgia wildlife, conservation, and outdoor recreational opportunities.  Kids can try archery, fishing, shooting sports, and can go on a mini-boat ride led by Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ conservation rangers. Live animal presentations, face painting, solar viewing with the Atlanta Astronomy Club, and exhibitors displaying wildlife themed booths add to the festivities. New for this year, a public tree climb and geocaching! 

The first 500 kids receive a free hot dog lunch (adults can eat for a nominal fee), thanks to sponsors of the event, the Wildlife Resources Division and the Georgia Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.  Be sure to stop by the Visitors’ Center to tour the museum, and take advantage of special sales in the gift shop. 

For more information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/CharlieElliott/JAKES, or call 770-784-3059.  To get to CEWC, take I-20 to Exit 98. Travel south on Highway 11, go through Mansfield and continue three miles south to the entrance at Marben Farm Road on the left.  Then follow the signs to the Discovery Area.   

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