Storybook Trail to hold grand opening Oct. 17

Celebrate the Larry Dunphy Memorial Storybook Trail at Franklin Creek State Natural Area

FRANKLIN GROVE - The public is invited to join a day of family fun and celebration as the Franklin Creek Conservation Association (FCCA) hosts its grand opening and dedication of Franklin Creek’s newest trail, the Larry Dunphy Memorial Storybook Trail. The event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17, kicking off at 1 p.m. with children’s nature activities and entertainment.

A dedication and celebration of life for FCCA’s dear friend and beloved local champion of nature and literacy, Larry Dunphy will begin at 4 p.m. Please bring your favorite memories of Larry to share with all. The event is free and no registration is required. Light refreshments will be available. The event will follow state and CDC guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing in place at the time of the event.

Children’s activities will include planting seeds, creating bird feeders, scavenger hunts, a reading of the trail’s featured story, and more.

FCCA expressed their appreciation to Creative Printing, Bellini’s Custom Welding, and the Education Committee at Franklin Creek for putting this project together. They waited for over a year to hold the grand opening and are excited to share it with the community.

For other programs and events at Franklin Creek please follow them on Facebook or check the calendar on their website.

About - Franklin Creek Conservation Association is a non-profit that exists for the care of the natural areas of Franklin Creek for current and future generations by striving to preserve, restore, and maintain those areas; involve individuals and organizations in our common purpose and activity; build knowledge and appreciation of the natural area and our cultural heritage. Donations of time and money to help us achieve our goals are much appreciated.



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