Birthday celebration set for Smokey Bear

PATOKA RESERVOIR — Smokey Bear’s birthday will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Patoka Lake Nature Center. Bring a camera and take pictures with Smokey Bear.

The Orange County Southeast Township Volunteer Fire Department will give a special presentation on fire safety, which will include a demonstration with the Jaws of Life device. PetSense of Jasper will be onsite to talk about pet fire safety.

Play games and make a special craft to take home. Celebrate with cupcakes and refreshments.

The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents is required for the Newton-Stewart State Recreation Area.

For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, call the visitors center at 812-685-2447.

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