Wilson State Park will hold its annual O.K.KIDS Event on Saturday. O.K.Kids is a program sponsored by Kansas Wildscape. Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O.K.Kids) offers kids and their families an altemative to sedentary lifestyles. It gives children the opportunity to learn about nature and wildlife, and try new outdoor recreation adventures. This year’s activities will qualify for Wildlifer Challenge which is another Kansas Wildscape opportunity geared toward promoting the outdoors. Parents should bring cameras and take photos of their children participating in the events. They can download photos to the Wildlifer Challenge website once they have registered. Saturday will be a full day of fun and activities. This will coordinate with free park entrance weekend. Vehicle pennits will not be required on Saturday and Sunday, however camping and utility fees will be needed if staying overnight.
Activities for the OK Kids Day will include the following:
8:30 a.m. - Jim Smith Memorial Kid’s Fishing Derby at the Kid’s Fishing Pond by Wheatgrass Swim Beach, Hell Creek Area of the State Park. Bring your fishing poles, worms provided.
10:30 a.m. - Treasure Hunt Sunflower Beach in the Otoe Area
12 p.m.- Free Lunch (while supplies last) Pine Shelter Area. T-shirts will also be given to al1 kids participating at this time (while supplies last)
12:30- 2 p.m. - Jet Ski Simulator, Marshmallow Shoot, Water Slides (at your leisure)
1 p.m. - First Aid Presentation presented by Russell EMS Pine Shelter Area
Corporate and local area sponsors make the O.K. Kids event possible. Shirts and prizes will be provided to participants while supplies last. The shirts and prizes are possible with the help of our sponsors. Sponsors for OK Kids Day are: Kansas Wildscape Foundation, Corporate Sponsor: Capitol Federal Savings; and local sponsors, Russell County Sheriff, Wilson Lake Area Association, Pepsi of Hays, Pheasants Forever Chapters, Citizens State Bank and Trust Co. of Ellsworth, Lake Wilson Marina, Wilson State Bank, First Bank, Klemas’s Hometown Market of Russell, Gene’s IGA of Ellsworth, Knotheads Bait at Lake Wilson, Wilson Family Foods, Troy’s Grocery of Lucas, Sportsman’s Corner of Russell. Signs will be posted to direct people to the activities. For more infonnation
contact Wilson State Park at 785-658-2465.