Glacier Fall Fun Fest

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting Fall Fun Fest at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The event will be combined with National Public Lands Day and is a fee-free day. Fall Fun Fest celebrates wildlife and the outdoors through stories, games, crafts and short hikes. The Forest Service will also unveil the new Mendenhall Junior Ranger Book for children of all ages to earn their badge.

Hands-on Discovery Tables will have fun activities and demonstrations; various fall crafts will be available including fish prints from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Two story-time sessions take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Discovery Southeast will host Energy Cycle Disc Golf from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Forest Service staff will lead 30 minute hikes for kids throughout the day. For a full schedule of events, visit www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd517858.pdf or for additional information call Nikki Hinds at 789-6636.

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