A Celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday!

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News Release Date: August 5, 2016

Contact: Matt Hudson, (423) 346-6294

Contact: Christopher Derman, (423) 569-9778

In celebration of the National Park Service turning 100 years old, Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting a combined birthday party and an art-in-the-park reception on Thursday, August 25, at the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg. The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. (ET). 

The National Park Service has been celebrating its impending centennial for over a year, but August 25 marks the actual day when the National Park Service can claim 100 years of protecting our nation’s most treasured places. The festivities will include light refreshments, a birthday cake and live music by the Shelter Road Band. 

The event will also include a display of photographs from the fifth annual Obed photography contest. During the evening, the contest’s winning entries will be revealed for five categories: fauna and flora, landscapes, action-adventure, artistic and youth. The winning entries have been judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. 

For more information, please contact the park at (423) 346-6294.

Last updated: August 5, 2016

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