20th annual Bald Eagle
Appreciation Days set
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KEOKUK, Iowa -- The
20th annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days in Keokuk will be Jan.
17-18, 2004. Keokuk is the winter home of the largest concentration
of American bald eagles on the Mississippi River. This will be an
opportunity for a fun-filled family getaway.
Personnel from the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, the Lee County Conservation Board, Iowa
Department of Natural Resources and Illinois Department of
Corrections will be at observation points along the river. Seventeen
wildlife, conservation and environmental agencies will exhibit in
the River City Mall.
Live eagle and raptor
presentations by the
World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis will continue throughout the
weekend at the Plaza Cinema in the River City Mall. The
presentations are free and are presented hourly 9:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
activities will be present inside the River City Mall throughout
both days, providing opportunities to learn Native American history
of the Keokuk area.
The Worthen Earth
Searchers have organized a rock, mineral and artifact show to be
presented both days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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The Keokuk Wood
Carvers Club will expand their show this year to include carvers
from throughout the Midwest, along with carving competition. The
show will be in the Keokuk Art Center at the River City Mall, where
the public can see the carving talent on display.
The Spratt Family
Jubilee, billed as the "best little show outside of Branson," will
provide Saturday evening entertainment, with country, bluegrass,
gospel and comedy. The show will be presented at the Faith
Family Auditorium, 2323 Main, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8
for adults, $4 for ages 6-13 and free for children 5 years and
Appreciation Days is presented by the Keokuk Area Convention &
Bureau and the Lee County Conservation Board. For more information
and special hotel pricing, call (800) 383-1219 or (319) 524-5599,