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Contact: Capitol Reef Natural History Association, 435-425-4106
"Celebrate Harvest Homecoming with us," says Shirley Torgerson, Executive Director of the Capitol Reef Natural History Association. This year's gathering also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and is Capitol Reef National Park's signature centennial event.
Activities will be held at the Gifford House from11:00 am through 5:00 pm. There will be live music, cowboy poetry, ranger talks, cultural demonstrations, and book signings by regional authors. Local food vendors will provide "A taste of Wayne County" for a nominal cost, and the Capitol Reef Natural History Association will give away commemorative bandanas. The New Orleans Centennial Jazz Band will perform at the Fruita Campground amphitheater from 5:30 –6:30 pm.Craig Miller will coach and conduct Barn Dancing from 6:30 –8:00 pm at the Gifford Barn for the event's finale. All events are free and open to the public.
A detailed event schedule can be found in area newspapers, posted in local communities, and at www.nps.gov/care, or by calling the park at 435-425-3791.
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.