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Georgia Department of Natural Resources Plans ‘Keeping Georgia Wild’ Family Festival | national news

MANSFIELD — Outdoor enthusiasts are urged to mark their calendars as it’s time to get “wild” at the Keeping Georgia Wild Family Festival at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center here, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21.

Free entry includes an array of activities focusing on Georgian wildlife, conservation and outdoor recreation opportunities. Children can try archery, fishing, shooting sports and tree climbing. Live animal displays, arts and crafts, solar sightings with the Charlie Elliott Astronomy Club, and exhibitors with wildlife-themed booths add to the festivities. Attendees will also enjoy a free hot dog lunch.

Sponsors of this year’s event include the Georgia Wildlife Federation, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Outdoors, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Before leaving Charlie Elliott’s property, visitors are encouraged to stop by the Visitor Center to tour the museum and take advantage of special sales in the gift shop.

To get to CEWC, take I-20 to Exit 98. Travel south on Highway 11, cross Mansfield and continue three miles south to the Marben Farm Road entrance on the left , then follow signs for Discovery Area. This event will take place rain or shine.

For more information, visit or call (770) 784-3059.