Kids and Families Invited to "Links to the Future" Youth Outdoors Festival on May 16 at Wolf Creek State Park
WINDSOR, IL - Youth and families are invited to a free event to enjoy hands-on activities and learn about outdoor recreation and outdoors skills at the 14th annual "Links to the Future" youth outdoors festival on Saturday, May 16 at Wolf Creek State Park on Lake Shelbyville.
The "Links to the Future" festival features fishing, casting contests and fly fishing demonstrations, trap shooting, archery, slingshot shooting, geocaching, and other outdoors skills activities. Demonstrations are also planned on falconry, wildlife, dog training and chainsaw carving.
"This festival is one of the largest free outdoors events for youth held anywhere - all with the idea of linking kids and families to our outdoors heritage," said Richard Glazebrook, site superintendent at Wolf Creek State Park and Eagle Creek State Recreation Area. "Those of us who enjoy camping, fishing, hunting and the outdoors want to share the excitement of outdoor activities with kids. We want to link youth to the fun of the outdoors " and that's what this popular festival is all about."
Activities are scheduled from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. For more information on the "Links to the Future" festival, call the Eagle Creek/Wolf Creek site office at (217) 756-8260 or email Richard Glazebrook at Richard.Glazebrook@Illinois.gov
. Individuals or organizations interested in assisting event organizers should also contact the site office.