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Wetlanders Festival

POSTED April 13, 2012 2:19 p.m.

The 7th annual Wetlanders Festival is scheduled for April 28.
 This year’s event will start off with a Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction on Friday April 27.  Ducks Unlimited is celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year.
Saturdays activities will start off with a 5K run sponsored.  
Curtis Wolf, Manager of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will provide a program on Night Sounds.  Ever wonder what goes bump in the night? .  In this program, learn about the sounds that some of these animals make when the sun goes down.  Some live animals will be available for show and tell. There will be many adult and children’s activities throughout the day, all located in downtown Hoisington.  Come join the celebration.
 It is an all day festival promoting activities that focus on Cheyenne Bottoms.  Cheyenne Bottoms is a naturally made inland marsh that is important as a stopover location for migratory birds and water fowl.   Over the years, Cheyenne Bottoms has generated much economic activity as hunters found the numbers of ducks and geese unmatched.   
A great portion of Cheyenne Bottoms is owned by the Nature Conservancy and Kansas Wild Life and Parks, preserving the area for the future. The Wetlanders Festival celebrates this heritage with activities for children, youth and adults.
 Contact the Main Street office at 620-653-2208 for more information or to help with the festival.

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