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Families ring in new year with snowshoe event

January 7, 2013
By GARRETT NEESE - DMG writer (gneese@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - The Keweenaw Family Resource Center's second annual Ring in the New Year event was a success, its director said Saturday.

Between 50 to 75 people came out for the annual fun day at the Nara Nature Center, which included a 4k snowshoe trail, a fun loop and the sledding hill, director Cathy Benda said.

"We had lots of little kids sledding and trying snowshoes for the first time," she said. "What a beautiful day."

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Cathy Benda, director of Keweenaw Family Resource Center

Outdoor activities also included a scavenger hunt. Inside the Nara ski chalet, there was facepainting and refreshments with chili and hot chocolate.

The Copper Country Great Start Collaborative also had a booth with information.

"This was festive and a nice way to bring families to the nature trails and the chalet to enjoy outdoor fun," Benda said.

 
 

 

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