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Outdoor Cooking Program Set at Chadron State Park

Dutch oven
The Dutch oven, which can be used to make a wide variety of dishes, will be featured during an outdoor cooking program at Chadron State Park on Friday, July 25. (Jenny Nguyen/NEBRASKAland Magazine)

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has cooked up a program to help people improve their outdoor cuisine.

The presentation, led by Commission outdoor education specialist Amanda Filipi, will be at the Chadron State Park Trading Post’s fire pit on Friday, July 25, at 5 p.m. Participants can expect to dine on a delicious meal after learning to cook it using techniques such as Dutch oven, foil and open fire.

Filipi encourages people to sign up soon. The registration deadline is Thursday, July 24, and a minimum number of participants is required to make the program happen. There is a fee of $5 per person to cover the cost of supplies. A park permit, available for purchase at www.outdoornebraska.org or at the park, is required for vehicles entering the premises.

For more information or to register, contact Filipi at 308-436-3777.

About Justin Haag

Justin Haag has served the Commission as a public information officer in the Panhandle since 2013. His duties include serving as regional editor for NEBRASKAland Magazine. Haag was raised in southwestern Nebraska, where he developed a love for fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits. After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Chadron State College in 1996, he worked four years as an editor and reporter at newspapers in Chadron and McCook. Prior to joining the Commission in 2013, he worked 12 years as a communicator at Chadron State, serving as the institution’s media and public relations coordinator the last five. He and his wife, Cricket, live in Chadron, and have two children.

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