Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Join the Shawnee National Park and Smokey Bear for a Night at the Ballpark!
Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 31, 2013
Location: Rent One Park, Marion, IL
Though known more for his work in helping to remind the public that “Only you can prevent wildfires,” on Friday, May 31st, Smokey Bear will take to the pitcher’s mound to throw out the first pitch during the Southern Illinois Miners game. As one of the most recognized symbols in the country, and the focal point of the longest running public service announcement in American history, Smokey will take to the field at 7pm before the start of the game and will also be on hand during the event to meet and greet attendees and pose for photos. Joining Smokey will be members of the Shawnee National Forest along with the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest. Forest personnel and Friends Group members will have booths on hand to provide information on the Shawnee, including places to visit during the continued summer season.Return to event list.
To learn more about Smokey Bear, visit website.
To discover more about the Shawnee National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee and follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/shawneenf. National information about the U.S. Forest Service can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/.
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