Wilson State Park will hold its annual O.K.KIDS Event on Saturday, June 15th. O.K.Kids is a program sponsored by Kansas Wildscape. Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O.K.Kids) offers kids and their families an alternative 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, June 15 will be a fun filled day. This will coordinate with free park entrance day on Saturday. Vehicle permits will not be required on Saturday, 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. Goldenrod Beach Area Otoe. Bring your fishing poles if you desire or poles and worms will be provided.
11 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 all kids participating at this time (while supplies last)
12:30- 2 p.m. - Jet ski simulator, games, water slides, (at your leisure)
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 OK Kids Day sponsors: Kansas Wildscape Foundation, Corporate Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, Capitol Federal Savings, T & C Wildlife and Coleman. Local sponsors are Russell County Sheriff, Troy’s Grocery of Lucas, Home Oil of Lucas, Wilson Family Foods, Klema’s of Russell, McDonalds of Russell, Citizens State Bank, Wilson State Bank, Sonic of Russell, Ellsworth Pheasants Forever Chapter, Lake Wilson Marina and Wilson Lake Area Association.