g16The Friends of Wyalusing invite all to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 7oth Birthday at Wyalusing State Park. The Birthday party will be on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 6:00PM-7:00PM.  Celebrations begin with a parade led by Smokey Bear. All area children and campers are invited to participate in the parade, either on foot, bicycle, scooter, or stroller.  The parade starts and ends at the Peterson Shelter located at the entrance to the Wisconsin Ridge Campground.
In addition to the parade, the true story of Smokey Bear will be told.  Children can play “Pin the Hat on Smokey”.  Children can sit with Smokey for photos.  Refreshments will be provided, including a Smokey Bear Birthday Cake and cookies, donated by Ma’s Bakery of Bloomington. 
Bruce Klang, president of the Friends of Wyalusing State Park,  encourages local residents to pack a picnic supper and spend an evening at one of Wisconsin’s most scenic state parks.  “The festivities should conclude just in time to watch the sun set from the beautiful bluffs high above the Mississippi River”, added Randy Paske, vice president of the organization.
A state park admission sticker is required on all vehicles.  For more information, please call Wyalusing State Park Office at 608-996-2261 or visit our website at www.wyalusingfriends.org.