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Annual Youth Conservation Day planned

BEVERLY — Plans are in the making for the 11th annual Youth Conservation Day sponsored by the Mountaineer Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America. This free event was organized to give children from our area, a chance to learn different outdoor activities, instead of sitting on the couch indoors.

The first Conservation Day was organized by Bruce Evans, Don Thomason and Jay Winn with only a small attendance for the day. As the years went by the attendance grew, with 20 kids attending last year’s event.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the event starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Mountaineer Chapter’s clubhouse, located approximately 6 miles straight up Files Creek Road, in Beverly. All kids registered by 9 a.m. will be eligible for door prizes at the end of the day; the event will last till 2 p.m. Learning stations for the day will include fishing, stream shocking, archery, skeet shooting and more. This free event is open to kid’s ages 8-17. Lunch will be provided and please dress appropriately for the days weather.

To learn more on this exciting event you may call Bruce Evans at304-636-0916 or visit our website or Facebook page. This event is made possible through grants from NRA, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, endowments from State Division of IWLA and the Mountaineer Chapter.

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