Keokuk Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
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KEOKUK, Iowa -- The 21st annual Bald Eagle
Appreciation Days will be Jan. 15-16, 2005, in Keokuk, 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 City Mall.
Seminars covering mountain lion
sightings in Iowa and the introduction of trumpeter swans into Lee
County will be offered on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.,
World Bird Sanctuary 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, Jan. 15, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday,
The Worthen Earth Searchers have
organized a rock, mineral and artifact show that will be on display
both days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Keokuk Wood Carvers Club will
expand their show this year to include carvers from throughout the
Midwest. Visitors can view the carving talent on display at the
Keokuk Art Center at the River City Mall.
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Native American activities will be
present inside River City Mall throughout both days, giving visitors
an opportunity to learn Native American history of the Keokuk
area. A special blessing of the eagle will take place on the
observation deck at 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.
Evening entertainment on Saturday,
Jan. 15, will be presented by the Spratt Family Jubilee, billed as
the "Best Little Show outside of Branson." Country, bluegrass,
gospel and comedy are included for a great family show. It will be
presented at The Grand Theater, 26 N. Sixth, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 13, and children 5
years and under get in free.
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days is
presented by the Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau and the Lee
County Conservation Board.
For more information call (800)
383-1219 or (319) 524-5599, e-mail