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Kids Cook-off to Debut at Missouri River Outdoor Expo

LINCOLN, Neb. – An inaugural Kid’s Cook-off is scheduled for the Missouri River Outdoor Expo, which will be held Sept. 21-22 at Ponca State Park.

The cook-off, to be held Sept. 21, will feature two divisions. Children ages 5-10 will prepare gourmet s’mores at 10 a.m. and children ages 11-15 will make pie iron Hot Pockets at 2 p.m.

All the food, equipment and supplies will be provided. Children will be given a variety of ingredients and then encouraged to use their imaginations to create their masterpieces. Prizes will go to the top three finishes in each division.

The expo is an annual September event at Ponca that attracts thousands of visitors. This event is designed to introduce or rekindle interest in natural resources and outdoor recreation to family members of all ages. A park entry permit is required but all of the 80-plus hands-on activities are free.

For more information, contact the park at 402-755-2284 or ngpc.moriverexpo@nebraska.gov.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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