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Fall Crafts at Ponca State Park

JN20130927_002Come celebrate the beginning of the holiday season on Saturday, November 8 at Ponca State Park. The entire family can make pinecone owl ornaments, fall wreaths and then test their archery skills at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex.

Meet at the Resource and Education center at 10 a.m. to learn about the owls of Ponca State Park while making your own owl craft to display at home for the fall season. All ages are welcome at $2 per craft.

Then learn about the history of wreaths and tips on the best natural materials to use at 1 p.m. at the center. Make your own for $3 per craft; all ages welcome.

From 2 to 4 p.m., meet at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex to learn about archery, a traditional hunting technique. Try it at the range for $1 per 6 arrows. Ages 8 and up only.

Come for the day or stay for the weekend. Ponca State Park has several modern mini-lodge and rustic cabins available by reservation. To find out more, contact the park at 402-755-2284. All vehicles must display a valid park sticker for entry.

About Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

NEBRASKAland Associate Editor Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and moved to the United States with her parents in 1992. She graduated from Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, California, in 2008 and completed her bachelor’s degree at UCLA in 2012. Wheatley was editor-in-chief for her high school newspaper and continued to write in college, freelancing for various publications, the Tiger Woods Foundation and writing for her blog FoodForHunters.com. After graduating college, she moved to Nebraska in early 2013 to join the Commission as Regional Editor at NEBRASKAland Magazine. She then became associate editor in 2015. Wheatley enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and wild game cooking.

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