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Posted on: April 19, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Partners Festival Features Mother Nature's Magical World

Story County Conservation Partners invite you to attend their annual Spring Festival on Sunday, May 6, from 2-5 p.m. at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames. There is no cost or pre-registration required for this event and it is open to everyone.

Experience an enchanting afternoon filled with live music by Gatehouse Saints, story time with Miss Betty’s Magical Storytelling and face painting with Princesses & Pirates Face Painting. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in several arts and craft projects, including making earth homes, water color painting, and making necklaces and paper flowers.

We'll also have canoeing with the Skunk River Paddlers, fishing pole checkout, Solar viewing with the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers, bird viewing with Big Bluestem Audubon Society, craft activity with Story County Extension, and the Partners Photo Contest display, plus free popcorn, cookies, and lemonade.

This festival is an excellent opportunity to visit McFarland Park and learn more about Story County Conservation Partners and the important things they do. Best of all, the event is free and fun for everyone!

For more information about this or other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email or visit

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