Two Great Events Happening in October (on the same day)!

Flyer detailing activities at the 2019 Fullerton Sawmill Day

While these events are happening both on the same Saturday, October 19, do not be sad - you can attend both!  Fullerton Sawmill Day is an annual event hosted by the Kisatchie National Forest and the Fullerton Community Association, Vernon Historical & Genealogical Society, Ft. Polk Cultural Resources, and Hayes E. Daze Ranch.  Fullerton was a bustling sawmill town of over 5,000 people from 1907 until it was closed in 1927.  Come tour this historic site of Fullerton as it is today, amidst towering pines and enjoy the tranquility of Fullerton Pond.  There will be blacksmith, sawmill, candle-making, canning, and other demonstrations available for participants to enjoy. Free pony rides for the kids! The fun starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. at the Fullerton Recreation Complex, near Pitkin.  This event is free to the public.  Food and homemade goods will be available for purchase.  Directions to Fullerton Lake Recreation Complex: From Pitkin, LA turn north on Hwy 399 and proceed 6 miles to the signed entrance road on the left.

2019 Reptile Day FlyerDo you have a fear of snakes? Is it because you just don't like them or is more you cannot tell a good snake from a bad snake, so you just don't like any snake?!? Well, let us help you overcome your fear on Saturday, October 19, for the Second Annual Reptile Day at the Kent House! This one-of-a-kind special event is brought to you by C.A.R.E. (Cenla Amphibians and Reptiles Enthusiasts), the USDA Forest Service, and Kent Plantation House. Admission is only $1 for ages 3 and up.  Close encounters with snakes (you can hold one), view safely venomous snakes in locked cages, learn the difference between what it means to be venomous vs. poisonous, see salamanders, toads, frogs, and of course, many, many reptiles (the Bearded Dragons will steal your heart!) All the fun happens at the Kent House located at 3601 Bayou Rapides Road in Alexandria, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Two awesome events - the same day (October 19).  Make plans to attend both today!



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