St. Joseph State Park Appreciation Day on Saturday

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will celebrate Park Appreciation Day Sept. 28.

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Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:01 AM.

The Friends of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will host Park Appreciation Day from 2-6 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 28.

The event is part appreciation and part membership drive for the “Friends”, a non-profit organization that provides support to a host of missions at T. H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.

The day is also part of the National Public Lands Day celebration.

Events begin with a morning shoreline cleanup from 10 a.m. until noon, with free beverages provided to all volunteers.

Family activities include a sandcastle building contest which begins at noon ET.

There will also be environment displays and there will be music from Sonic Tonic and entertainment beginning at 2 p.m. at Eagle Harbor which can be enjoyed by boat or from the harbor beaches.

A low country shrimp boil will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the public for a $5 donation. The boil is free for current Friends members and park staff.

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