Full Newsmaker with KMZU’s Denny Campbell:
SUMNER, Mo. — Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Sumner will be hosting “First Fridays” throughout the summer months this year.
Activities on “First Fridays” include archery, shooting, two prairie grass mazes with different levels of difficulty, a turtle tank, a stream box and a duck identification station. The Brunswick and Mendon Lions club, in partnership with the Friends of Swan Lake, will offer free hot dog dinners. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and take a tour of the Observation Tower, which offers breathtaking views of Swan Lake.
There is also an “Olympic Challenge” for kids, where kids can visit various parts of the refuge and find a duck decoy that they have to positively identify to earn points. The participants will be scored during the challenge and the child with the most amount of points win. There will also be a young children’s challenge and teenager challenge.
Dickerson Zoo from Springfield will present the Live Bald Eagles Program at 6:30 p.m., offering a chance to see eagles up close.
For further information, call Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge at 660-856-3323.
KMZU’s Denny Campbell and Erin Achenbach contributed to this report.