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News Release 183

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392
                steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 3, 2014 Volume 42-14-183 

Fall Harvest Festival and informational meeting at Washington State Park Oct. 11

Jefferson City, Mo. - Guests are invited to experience the splendor and fun of fall at the fourth annual Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Washington State Park near DeSoto. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At 11 a.m., the park will hold their annual informational meeting.

The event will begin with a craft fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by local Missouri artisans, crafters and hobbyists at the Big River day-use shelter. Homemade food and crafts will be available for purchase. Many artisans will demonstrate their crafts as well. A variety of crafts for children, a free hayride, and other activities for the whole family will also be available in the Big River day-use area.

At 11:00 a.m., park representatives will provide information on future plans for the facility and answer questions. Visitors are invited to share feedback and suggestions about services and operations. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

Washington State Park is located 10 miles south of De Soto on State Hwy. 21. Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling 573-883-3603. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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