20th annual Bald Eagle
Appreciation Days Jan. 17-18
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KEOKUK, Iowa -- The
20th annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days in Keokuk will be
Jan. 17-18. Keokuk is the winter home of the largest
concentration of American bald eagles on the Mississippi River.
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 the observation points. Seventeen wildlife,
conservation and environmental agencies will exhibit in the River
World Bird Sanctuary
live eagle and raptor presentations will continue throughout the
weekend at the Plaza Cinema in the River City Mall. The
presentations are free and are presented hourly beginning at 9:30
a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Native American activities
will be present inside River City Mall throughout both days, giving
visitors and opportunity to learn about Native American history of
the Keokuk area. Native American dancing will also be featured.
The Worthen Earth Searchers
have organized a rock, mineral and artifact show
with 50-plus tables. The exhibits will be on display 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. The carving talent will be on display in the
Keokuk Art Center at the River City Mall.
Saturday evening entertainment
will be provided by
the Spratt Family Jubilee, billed as the "best
little show outside of Branson." Country, bluegrass, gospel and
comedy are combined in a family show that
will be presented at the Faith Family Auditorium, 2323 Main
St., beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for ages
6-13, and free for children 5 years and under.
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days is
presented by the Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau and the
Lee County Conservation Board.
more information call (800) 383-1219 or 319-524-5599, send e-mail to