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The Sandusky County Park District announces events for December. For more information contact 419-334-4495 or toll free 1-888-200-5577.

Puddle Jumpers: Awesome Owls: Dec 4, 10 a.m. 10 a.m., Countryside Park/Main Office, 1970 Countryside Place in the County Office Complex. Ages 5 and under with an adult companion are invited to learn about owls common to the area.

Get a close-up look at nocturnal feathered friends. Free. Registration required. Park District's 35th Anniversary: Dec. 7. It’s not just one day of celebration. Here are numbers to be proud of:
5,000,000 visitors since 1973
6,000 programs since 1973
700,000 swimmers since 1980
280,000 scuba Divers since 1980
1,862 acres of park/natural area
72 campsites
23 miles of trails
365 days a year parks are open
20,000 volunteer hours donated since 1990
$1,600,000 in donations received since 1990
$6,900,000 received in grants since 1990
200 acres of restored wetlands
Ranked #1 in State of Ohio in 2006

In honor of the 35th anniversary, stop by the Park District Office, located at 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont in December and receive a free water bottle, excellent to use while walking or biking Park District trails. (while supplies last) For more information, call 419-334-4495.

Christmas For Kids: Dec. 13, 2 p.m., White Star Park Log Cabin. $5 fee per person. Ages 8 to 15 years are invited to come out to the cabin for an old-time celebration. Learn about the history of Christmas, make an ornament to take home, and enjoy a cookie snack. Registration required by calling 1-888-200-5577.

Trail and bench sponsorships available: The Sandusky County Park District is offering an opportunity to be a partner on the new Bike Trail project.

The Fremont-Lindsey-Elmore Section of the North Coast Inland Trail is in need of “Adopt-A-Trail” sponsors, groups that will do periodic clean-up on a specific section of the trail for a designated time period. Groups will be identified by signs on their trail section.

“Bench sponsorship” is also available at two price levels: $150 for a single bench with concrete pad; $1,000 for a covered bench with a concrete pad – all constructed by park personnel. Each bench sponsor will be recognized by having the name of their choice placed on the bench.

For more information, contact Ken Frost, Chief Ranger/Safety Service Coordinator at 419-637-2900 or call the Park District Main Office at 1-888-200-5577.

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