Are you ready for some fun story time? Come read with a ranger at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Andrew Jackson State Park.
Ranger Leaola Smith will read a special children’s book and lead a scavenger hunt to solve on the park’s Teddy Bear Trail.
Prizes and snacks will be provided. Children ages 8 and younger are invited, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Smith and Clare McConaughy have joined forces to make this special day a reality. While visiting a bookstore, Smith envisioned a new program series for the park called Reading with a Ranger.
McConaughy regularly joins with community organizations to promote literacy in our area and hosts Cookies & Books events, which provide free books to attendees in a fun-filled environment.
Preregistration is required and is limited to 15 children. Please dress for warm weather and wear sunscreen and closed-toe shoes.
This program is free with park admission: $3 for adults, $1.50 for S.C. seniors/disabled/active duty National Guard, $1 for youth ages 6-15, and ages 5 and younger get in free.
The park is 9 miles north of Lancaster on U.S. 521 at 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road.
Please call the park at 803-285-3344 or visit this link to register, https://tinyurl.com/5n63fy7b.