Press Release

16th Annual JAKES Day - FREE Event - Scheduled for May 12

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (5/1/2012)

Looking for a way for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors this spring?  Come to Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center’s (CEWC) JAKES Day Saturday, May 12!  This FREE fun-filled event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CEWC Discovery Area in Mansfield and will be held rain or shine.  

Admission is free and includes an array of activities that focus on wildlife, conservation efforts and outdoor recreational opportunities in Georgia.  Children can try their hands at archery, fishing, shooting sports, and can go on a mini-boat ride with a Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) Conservation Ranger.  Various live animal presentations, face painting, solar viewing with the Atlanta Astronomy Club and exhibitors displaying wildlife themed booths add to the festivities. 

The first 500 kids receive a free hot dog lunch (adults can eat for a nominal fee), thanks to sponsors of the event, WRD and the Georgia Chapter of NWTF.  Be sure to stop by the Visitors’ Center to tour the museum, and take advantage of special sales in the gift shop. 

For more information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/CharlieElliott/JAKES, or call 770-784-3059.  To get to CEWC, take I-20 to Exit 98. Travel south on Highway 11, go through Mansfield and continue three miles south to the entrance at Marben Farms Road on the left.  Then follow the JAKES Day signs to the Discovery Area.     

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