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May 26, 2006

Memorial Day weekend activities

There are several events this Memorial Day weekend that area residents may want to check out as they honor the men and women who have died in military service to the nation:

• CHATSWORTH — Fort Mountain State Park will kick off its summer naturalist program this weekend with a live snake demonstration today at 11 a.m.

The naturalist program is designed for children to learn about nature and Fort Mountain, while also having fun. Programs are each Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Labor Day.

Another live snake demonstration will begin at 2 p.m. today, and there will be a small Memorial Day service at 3 p.m.

On Sunday at 11 a.m. there will be a program on how to make pine cone bird feeders, and at 3 p.m. there will be a program on how to tie knots. There will also be a watermelon eating contest for children ages 5-12.

On Monday at 11 a.m. there will be a program on how to identify trees and tell how old they are.

For more information, contact Ruby Mitchell at 706-695-2621 or 706-422-8753.

• CHATSWORTH — The Triple K Percheron Farm will look more like the late 1800s than 2006 during the 6th Annual Old Fashion Plow Day today.

There is no admission for the event, which is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 847 Dead End Road off Brown Bridge Road, but there are some fees for some attractions and food will be available for sale.

The focus this year is on a mule pull, where mules compete to see which one can pull the most weight. People with well-broken horses and mules are invited to participate.

There will also be demonstrations on old farming techniques, such as plowing with a mule.

Other demonstrations include spinning thread, quilting, chair-canning, butter churning and wood carving.

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