Area children are invited to participate in Junior Ranger Day on the morning of Saturday, July 18, at Fort Davis National Historic Site. The event is free.
Called “The Amazing Race to the Past,” the event is modeled after the television program by a similar name. Children ages 6 to 13 will solve riddles and move around the historic fort grounds by accomplishing tasks at various stations.
“This is a fun way to involve kids in the story of the fort to better understand our area’s history,” said John Morlock, Superintendent of Fort Davis NHS.
Parents are asked to register children ahead of time by calling 432-426-3224, ext. 20, so supplies can be ordered. More than 35 local volunteers have agreed to help make the event possible.
The children should be dropped off at 9 a.m. at the main parking lot near the Visitor Center. Parents should pick up their children at 12:30 p.m. at the same place.
Each child will have a name tag; upon request, children of a family can be placed in the same group.
Children should bring a bottle of water and should wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes since they will be walking about a mile. Hats are advisable as well to help prevent sunburn.
A snack will be provided during the event.
“We are really excited this year because some of our local children are going to participate as volunteers,” said Toby Skroder, coordinator of the event and a frequent park volunteer. “We hope many children will attend this thrilling event, which is free to the public.”
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