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Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108
Big Bend National Park will celebrate Good Neighbor Day at Rio Grande Village Group Campground on October 18, 2014, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
Good Neighbor Day is a new event for the park and will feature performances from many of the area's regional schools. The goal of this new event is to invite our area schools, their families, and all of our neighbors to a day in the national park.
The event will feature performances from area school bands, dance troupes, mariachis, and students of many ages. In addition, many local partners will be offering educational and fun booths about the region's natural and historical wonders.
Good Neighbor Day will be a part of a park entrance Fee Free Day and a free lunch, provided by Forever Resorts, Inc. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the trimmings will be served for lunch, and all age groups are welcome and encouraged to attend the event.
Good Neighbor Day is being sponsored and funded by the Friends of Big Bend National Park and the National Park Foundation. To learn more about the Friends of Big Bend National Park and their continued park support, please visit www.bigbendfriends.org
Now in its third year, the Ticket to Ride program provides the much-needed funds to make national park field trips possible for schools across the country. For more information about the National Park Foundation, please see www.nationalparks.org
"We know that one of the greatest barriers keeping America's youth from visiting their national parks is access to transportation," said Neil Mulholland, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. "Through our Ticket to Ride program, we eliminate that barrier and open up a world of experiential learning in our nation's largest classrooms—our national parks—and help inspire stewardship of these treasured places.""Everyone is welcome and invited to Good Neighbor Day at Big Bend National Park. I very much look forward for the opportunity to see so many of our area students in the park performing for our neighbors, and the chance for many to again visit and enjoy the beauty of Big Bend," said David Elkowitz, Acting Superintendent.