The kids won’t be saying there’s nothing to do Saturday. Not if you take them to the Morenci Sportsman Club’s annual Kid’s Day.
Scavenger hunts, fish pond, rod and reel casting, raffles, bird house and squirrel feeder kits, a visit from the Michigan United Conservation Club’s Wildlife Encounters—it’s open to everyone and it’s all free.
“It’s the club’s way to give back to the community,” said member Doug Fox.
The family event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with the wildlife program scheduled at noon.
The Wildlife Encounters program will feature “Michigan’s Wild Woodlands.” Turtles and snakes, merlins and mink will join a variety of birds ranging from the kestrel often spotted on wires along highways to hawks, owls, wood ducks and the American eagle. Temperature conditions will be a factor in which animals make the journey to Morenci.
Raffle prizes include fishing poles and tackle boxes donated by merchants. The bird houses and squirrel feeders are pre-cut and drilled, ready for quick assembly for a project to take home, Fox said.
Other activities are planned and refreshments are free for kids, however, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Children will also have the opportunity to sign up for the hunter safety course.
DANCE—There’s fun for the adults later in the evening when The Travelers will play classic rock and roll from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Proceeds from the dance support several community projects sponsored by the Sportsman’s Club, including scholarships for graduating seniors, subscriptions to Tracks magazines for three schools, scholarships to attend MUCC summer camp in Chelsea, hunter safety courses, the winter archery league for children, Kid’s Day and donations to various local functions.
The club is located at 9151 W. Mulberry Rd., between M-156 and Weston Road.