The Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will host an anniversary event on April 18 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. One year will have passed since the grand opening celebration in April 2008. The event will feature a fish fry, archery, fishing, music and traditional Ozarks skills demonstrations.
Representatives from the National Wild Turkey Federation will staff the archery range for potential archers. Fishing poles, tackle and worms will be stocked at the pond. Demonstrations include tie hacking, soap making, bowin’ and spikin’, blacksmith, spinning, weaving, forestry tools, how Native Americans used Ozarks’ resources, and much more. Jamin Bray will perform traditional Ozarks music at 10:30 am and again at 1:30 pm.
Tree seedlings will be given to guests. Representatives from Hamilton Seed, Prairie Hill Nursery and Pan’s Garden will hold a native plant sale. Twin Pines landscaping includes many Grow Native! varieties, to inspire our visitors, so The Ozarks Native Plant Society will be here to answer questions.
A catfish fry, with hushpuppies and seasoned fries, will start serving at 11:00 am. Dennis McSpadden of Van Buren will fry fish until 1:00 pm or as long as fish lasts. The food is sponsored by the Missouri Forest Heritage Association.
There is no cost for the event. Registration is not required. There will be a shuttle to off-site parking on Highway 19 north in Winona. To volunteer, or for more information, please call 573-325-1381.