According to Steve Chyrchel, interpreter at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area, “Instead of stressing out about finding a good deal on the latest gadget this holiday season, let’s all take the time to be thankful for all that we have here in northwest Arkansas– clean water and air, and time with friends and family. ‘Green Friday’ is a chance to give a gift that is priceless – a connection – a memory! There is true value in our natural areas, recreational activities, and traditions. Getting out and exploring them with friends and family are those priceless connections – those priceless memories”.
What is your “Connection”? A hike in the woods? Doing a craft? Learning how to tie flies for fishing? Playing old timey games?
Chyrchel further added, “Find a real value at Hobbs State Park on Friday, November 28th. Reconnect with the things that most of us find important in life. Hobbs is the ideal place to avoid the stress of crowds, long lines, and rain checks on sale items usually associated with the holidays. Consider new family traditions that you may just find priceless. The memories you make will last far longer than the latest gadget.”
Green Friday activities at Hobbs State Park extend from 10 am – 4 pm, and include:
Ozark Plateau Trail Scavenger Hunts
Playing with old timey, Ozark folk toys with Dale Clifton and family
Learning about our native insects with Ginger Candrilli
Fly tying exhibition with Sallyann Brown
Live snake programs with Alan Bland
Old timey crafts with Cathy Patterson and Cindy Anderson
Zoe Caywood with her fancy hunting clothes talks about old time turkey hunting
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. November 28th.
Where: Hobbs State Park’s visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east
of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection.
For more information about all of the Green Friday family activities call: 479-789-5000